Community outbreaks of group A Streptococcus revealed by genome sequencing

C Turner, L Bedford, N Brown, K Judge, Mili Torok, Julian Parkhill & Sharon Peacock
The frequent occurrence of disease outbreaks in humans caused by group A Streptococcus (GAS) is an on-going public health threat. Conventional bacterial typing methods lack the discriminatory power to confidently confirm or refute outbreaks in hospital and community settings. Microbial whole genome sequencing (WGS) provides a potential solution to this, but, there has been limited population-based surveillance with accompanying sequence data. We performed retrospective genomic surveillance of 93 clinical GAS isolates from individuals in a...

This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.