When was a global resurgence of group A streptococcal (GAS) infections seen?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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The resurgence of GAS as a cause of serious human infections in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere in the 1980s and into the 1990s was thoroughly documented and heightened public awareness about this organism. Disease resurgence, coupled with the lack of a licensed GAS vaccine and ongoing concern about the acquisition of penicillin resistance, remains a major concern.


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