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Epidemiology of group A streptococcus in Australia

Carapetis, Jonathan (2009). Epidemiology of group A streptococcus in Australia. Microbiology Australia,30(5):171-176.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10414xPUB38
Title Epidemiology of group A streptococcus in Australia
Author Carapetis, Jonathan
Journal Name Microbiology Australia
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 30
Issue Number 5
ISSN 1324-4272   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 171
End Page 176
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher The Australian Society for Microbiology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The Australian population experiences the extremes of group A streptococcal (GAS) disease. The majority of our population lives an affluent, middle class existence and experiences the same types and rates of GAS disease as are found in most industrialised countries. By contrast, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, particularly those in remote and rural settings, experience a developing-country profile of GAS disease, which is almost entirely attributable to poverty, particularly as it is manifest by overcrowded housing, poor environmental health and reduced access to health care.
Keywords epidemiology
group A
streptococcus
Australia
 
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