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Volume 13, Number 12—December 2007

Research

Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infection in Older Adults in Long-term Care Facilities and the Community, United States, 1998–20031

Michael C. Thigpen*Comments to Author , Chesley L. Richards*, Ruth Lynfield†, Nancy L. Barrett‡, Lee H. Harrison§, Kathryn E. Arnold¶, Arthur Reingold#, Nancy M. Bennett**, Allen S. Craig††, Ken Gershman‡‡, Paul R. Cieslak§§, Paige Lewis*, Carolyn M. Greene*, Bernard Beall*, Chris A. Van Beneden*, and for the Active Bacterial Core surveillance/Emerging Infections Program Network
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; ‡Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; §Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; ¶Georgia Department of Human Resources, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; #University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley, California, USA; **University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA; ††Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; ‡‡Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver, Colorado, USA; §§Oregon State Public Health, Portland, Oregon, USA; 1Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, September 30–October 3, 2004, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.;

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Table 1

Invasive group A streptococcal infection cases and deaths among persons age >65 y, by site, ABCs areas, 1998–2003*

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
No. cases/100,000 population
CA 8.4 10.3 11.1 9.8 7.6 9.5
CT 8.7 9.4 11.3 9.8 10.2 11.5
GA 10.5 7.3 9.7 12.5 6.4 9.5
MD 13.7 9.0 9.3 15.4 11.4 15.3
MN 11.4 10.5 10.6 13.1 10.3 9.8
NY 7.7 12.6 10.3 10.2 12.9 10.2
OR 9.2 6.5 4.0 4.6 6.6 9.0
All sites
10.0
9.3
10.0
11.1
9.2
10.9
No. deaths/100,000 population
All sites 2.2 1.9 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.6

*ABCs (Active Bacterial Core surveillance) areas: San Francisco, California (3 counties), Connecticut (entire state), Atlanta, Georgia, metropolitan area (20 counties), Baltimore, Maryland (6 counties), Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (7 counties), Rochester, New York (7 counties), and Portland, Oregon (3 counties).

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1Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, September 30–October 3, 2004, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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