Transmission of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis between child and dog in an Aboriginal Australian Community

Schrieber, L., Towers, R., Muscatello, G., and Speare, R. (2014) Transmission of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis between child and dog in an Aboriginal Australian Community. Zoonoses and Public Health, 61 (2). pp. 145-148.

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Abstract

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.

Item ID: 31792
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1863-2378
Keywords: zoonoses; Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis; group G and C streptococci; 16S rRNA; MLST
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2014 00:18
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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