Outbreak among drug users caused by a clonal strain of group A streptococcus

Böhlen, LM; Mühlemann, K; Dubuis, O; Aebi, C; Täuber, MG (2000). Outbreak among drug users caused by a clonal strain of group A streptococcus. Emerging infectious diseases, 6(2), pp. 175-179. Atlanta, Ga.: U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases

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We describe an outbreak among drug users of severe soft-tissue infections caused by a clonal strain of group A streptococcus of M-type 25. Cases (n = 19) in drug users were defined as infections (mainly needle abscesses) due to the outbreak strain. Comparison with controls showed that infected drug users bought drugs more often at a specific place. Drug purchase and use habits may have contributed to this outbreak.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Täuber, Martin G.

ISSN:

1080-6040

ISBN:

10756152

Publisher:

U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:00

Last Modified:

10 Oct 2019 13:55

PubMed ID:

10756152

Web of Science ID:

000086687500011

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.25751

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/25751 (FactScience: 60871)

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