Worldwide molecular analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes scarlet fever outbreaks [ 2017 - 2019 ]

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Researchers: Prof Mark Walker (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Mark Davies Prof Victor Nizet

Brief description The microorganism group A Streptococcus (also called GAS or Streptococcus pyogenes) ranks among the top 10 infectious disease killers of humans. Recently, outbreaks of scarlet fever have occurred in both Asia and the United Kingdom, placing a serious strain on health systems. The reasons underlying these outbreaks remain unknown. Our team will lead the global effort to characterise this rise in scarlet fever, and provide recommendations and solutions to health professionals.

Funding Amount $AUD 555,619.33

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