Invasive group a streptococcus infection in children in southern Israel before and after the introduction of varicella vaccine

Ori Hasin, Guy Hazan, Assaf Rokney, Roy Dayan, Orli Sagi, Shalom Ben-Shimol, David Greenberg, Dana Danino

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    Abstract

    The annual rates of group A Streptococcus bacteremia per 100 000 children in southern Israel declined after introduction of the varicella vaccine to the national immunization program, from 2.43 (95% confidence interval, 1.73-3.13) in 1995-2002 to 1.30 (95% confidence interval, 0.91-1.72) in 2010-2016 (P =.04). This reduction correlated with the disappearance of varicella rash as a predisposing factor.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)236-239
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
    Volume9
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020

    Keywords

    • Emm type
    • Invasive group a streptococcus
    • Varicella vaccine

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