Volume 20, Number 5—May 2014
Improved methods for identifying infected children and carriers are needed to adequately investigate outbreaks of K. kingae.
This disease has reemerged because of persistence of local reservoirs of infection.
Molecular evidence for this virus in humans raises public health concerns.
Surveillance and control systems should be reinforced to provide reliable data.
Polysaccharide vaccine did not affect carriage nor interrupt transmission of an epidemic strain.
Prevalence of HPVs in oropharyngeal cancer DNA suggests that vaccines could prevent most cases.
Drug resistance was extensive and care was complex; nevertheless, high rates of treatment completion were achieved albeit at considerable cost.
The virus has been circulating in Taiwan for about 100 years.
This species has a critical role in invasive viridans group streptococci bloodstream infections.
This clone has persisted in a post–acute care facility for >5 years.