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Transmission of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis between Child and Dog in an Aboriginal Australian Community.
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PMID:  23745768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis (SDSE), also known as group G and C streptococci, is becoming increasingly recognized as a pathogen in humans. We report here the finding of an identical strain of SDSE in the throat of a child and their dog in an Aboriginal Australian community. The strain was identified using the API 20Strep system, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, emm sequence typing (emmST) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) as a group C SDSE, stC839.5 and ST-3. Carriage of this strain by a human and dog in the same household justifies detailed epidemiological studies using molecular typing to clarify the extent of cross-species transmission and sharing of SDSE and other group G and C streptococci, and its impact in these communities.
Authors:
L Schrieber; R Towers; G Muscatello; R Speare
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-6-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zoonoses and public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1863-2378     ISO Abbreviation:  Zoonoses Public Health     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-6-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300786     Medline TA:  Zoonoses Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
Affiliation:
Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Smithfield, Cairns, Australia.
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