PRO/EDR> Streptococcus, group A – Canada: (BC) emm6, homeless, IDU

Strep — Canada
“Between December 2016 and April 2017, two cases of invasive Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infections were reported at a Canadian military training facility. An outbreak was declared and a field investigation was launched to characterize the outbreak and identify associated risk factors to limit transmission. Throat culture data from military personnel at the garrison were analyzed. Investigators tracked invasive GAS cases and non-invasive hospitalized GAS cases, and conducted site visits and