Group A Streptococcus Molecular Epidemiology during COVID-19 Pandemic

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

We hypothesize that the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the epidemiology of GAS infections: 1) COVID mitigation strategies have reduced exposure to GAS, reducing cases of acute pharyngitis, asymptomatic pharyngeal carriage, and invasive infections; and 2) reduced exposure is associated with changes in genomic variability and heterogeneity (especially among emm types) at the local level.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/21/22 → 12/31/23

Funding

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (A23-0011-S001/AWD001702 // 75D30122C15605)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (A23-0011-S001/AWD001702 // 75D30122C15605)

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