Group a streptococcal infections during the seasonal influenza outbreak 2010/11 in South East England

J. Scaber*, S. Saeed, C. Ihekweazu, Androulla Efstratiou, N. McCarthy, É O'Moore

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    Abstract

    We present a series of 19 cases of invasive Group A streptococcal (iGAS) infection reported to the Thames Valley Health Protection Unit from 1 December 2010 to 15 January 2011. Ten patients died and a prodrome of influenza-like illness was reported in 14 cases. Influenza B co-infection was confirmed in four cases, three of which were fatal. Our report provides further evidence that influenza B co-infection with iGAS has the potential to cause significant morbidity and mortality.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEurosurveillance
    Volume16
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2011

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