Serotype IV sequence type 468 group B Streptococcus neonatal invasive disease, Minnesota, USA

Sarah Teatero, Patricia Ferrieri, Nahuel Fittipaldi

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Abstract

To further understand the emergence of serotype IV group B Streptococcus (GBS) invasive disease, we used whole-genome sequencing to characterize 3 sequence type 468 strains isolated from neonates in Minnesota, USA. We found that strains of tetracycline-resistant sequence type 468 GBS have acquired virulence genes from a putative clonal complex 17 GBS donor by recombination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1937-1940
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume22
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2016

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