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Volume: 32S2
October 2006

Supplement - Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease (PDF Document - 588 KB - 32 pages)

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Supplement - Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives
  3. Surveillance of Invasive GAS Disease in Canada
  4. Epidemiology of Invasive GAS Disease in Canada
  5. Definitions
  6. Management of Invasive GAS Disease
  7. Recommendations for Chemoprophylaxis
  8. Vaccines
  9. Communications
  10. Areas for Future Research

References

Tables:

  1. National Case Definition for Invasive GAS Disease
  2. Definition of Cases
  3. Definition of Close Contacts
  4. Impetus for Action for Organization-based Outbreaks or Clusters
  5. Recommendations for Contact Management
  6. Recommended Chemoprophylaxis Regimens for Close Contacts

Annexes:

  1. Persons Involved in Guidelines Development and Review
  2. Laboratory Support for Outbreak Investigation of Invasive GAS Disease
  3. Infection Control for Invasive GAS Infection in Hospitals

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