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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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Table 2

Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis emm sequence subtypes (STs) of 15 isolates from 3 communities, Northern Territory, Australia*

Subtype No. isolates
GCS emmST
  stC2sk.1   1
  stC839.0   2
  stGrobn.0
  1
GGS emmST
  stC-NSRT2.0   1
  stC1400.0   3
  stC1400.3   1
  stC74a.0   3
  stG480.0   1
  st4831.0   1
  stG6.0   1

*Isolates obtained from throat swab samples that also contained S. pyogenes. GCS, group C streptococci; GGS, group G streptococci.

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