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Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009

Research

Prospective Surveillance of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease, Fiji, 2005–2007

Andrew C. SteerComments to Author , Adam Jenney, Joseph Kado, Michael F. Good, Michael Batzloff, Lepani Waqatakirewa, E. Kim Mullholland, and Jonathan R. Carapetis
Author affiliations: University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (A.C. Steer, A. Jenney, E.K. Mullholland, J.R. Carapetis); Ministry of Health, Suva, Fiji (J. Kado, L. Waqatakirewa); Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (M.F. Good, M. Batzloff); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (E.K. Mullholand); Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia (J.R. Carapetis)

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Table 4

emm sequence subtypes of 55 invasive GAS isolates and 12 invasive GCS and GGS isolates from hospital surveillance, Fiji, 2005–2007*

GAS emm subtype No. isolates (n = 55)
emm11† 3
emm14.4† 1
emm15.1 1
emm18.12† 1
emm19.4† 1
emm22† 1
emm33† 3
emm52.1 1
emm53 1
emm57 2
emm58 1
emm60.1 1
emm60.2 1
emm63.3 1
emm69.1 1
emm70 1
emm73 2
emm75.1† 1
emm76.4† 4
emm77† 2
emm81.3 1
emm82.1 1
emm86.2 1
emm87 1
emm100 4
emm101† 1
emm104 1
emm105 1
emm106 3
emm110 2
emm113 1
emm116.1 1
emm123 1
st2037 1
st2147 1
st6030.1 1
st854.1 2
stD631
1
GCS and GGS emm subtype
No. isolates (n = 12)
emm12.8† 1
stC36 2
stC922 1
stG245 2
stG643 1
stG652 1
stG840 1
stG5420 1
stc74a 2

*GAS, group A streptococci; GCS, group C streptococci; GGS, group G streptococci.
emm subtypes included in the 26-valent vaccine.

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