Increase in invasive group A streptococcal infection notifications, England, 2022

Rebecca Guy, Katherine L. Henderson, Juliana Coelho, Helen Hughes, Emily L. Mason, Sarah M. Gerver, Alicia Demirjian, Conall Watson, Ashley Sharp, Colin S. Brown, Theresa Lamagni

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

55 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Increases in invasive group A streptococcal (iGAS) infection and associated deaths, particularly in children, above seasonally expected levels are being seen this season (772 notifications reported in weeks 37 to 48 in 2022) across England. Diagnoses of iGAS infection from lower respiratory tract specimens in children under 15 years increased to 28% in November 2022. Medical practitioners have been alerted to the exceptional increase in incidence, including unusual numbers of children presenting with pulmonary empyema.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • England
  • Group A streptococcus
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • children
  • invasive

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Increase in invasive group A streptococcal infection notifications, England, 2022'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this