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Volume 13, Number 11—November 2007

Research

Epidemiology of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis in Tropical Communities, Northern Australia

Malcolm McDonald*†Comments to Author , Rebecca J. Towers*, Ross M. Andrews*, Jonathan R. Carapetis*, and Bart J. Currie*
Author affiliations: *Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia; †Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;

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Venn diagram of positive throat swabs, Northern Territory, Australia, showing that group A streptococci (GAS) and Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis (GCS/GGS) appear almost mutually exclusive. Thirteen persons had GAS and GCS or GGS, and 1 child had GAS, GCS, and GGS.

Figure 2. Venn diagram of positive throat swabs, Northern Territory, Australia, showing that group A streptococci (GAS) and Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis (GCS/GGS) appear almost mutually exclusive. Thirteen persons had GAS and GCS or GGS, and 1 child had GAS, GCS, and GGS.

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