Emergence of group B Streptococcus serotype IV in women of child-bearing age in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198831
Title:
Emergence of group B Streptococcus serotype IV in women of child-bearing age in Ireland.
Authors:
Kiely, R A; Cotter, L; Mollaghan, A M; Cryan, B; Coffey, A; Lucey, B
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Microbiology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland.
Citation:
Emergence of group B Streptococcus serotype IV in women of child-bearing age in Ireland. 2011, 139 (2):236-8 Epidemiol. Infect.
Journal:
Epidemiology and infection
Issue Date:
Feb-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198831
DOI:
10.1017/S0950268810001275
PubMed ID:
20525412
Abstract:
This study determined the carriage rate and serotype distribution of group B Streptococcus (GBS) in women of child-bearing age in the southern region of Ireland. A total of 2000 vaginal swabs collected in two periods in 2004 and 2006 were examined and revealed a GBS carriage rate of 16·1%. Serotyping of isolates showed that serotypes Ia, II, III, IV, and V were the most prevalent. A high prevalence of serotype IV was found, increasing from 7·6% to 15·2% between 2004 and 2006. Random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis demonstrated considerable genetic heterogeneity in the serotype IV isolates. This serotype should be considered for inclusion in potential vaccines for use in Ireland.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This study determined the carriage rate and serotype distribution of group B Streptococcus (GBS) in women of child-bearing age in the southern region of Ireland. A total of 2000 vaginal swabs collected in two periods in 2004 and 2006 were examined and revealed a GBS carriage rate of 16·1%. Serotyping of isolates showed that serotypes Ia, II, III, IV, and V were the most prevalent. A high prevalence of serotype IV was found, increasing from 7·6% to 15·2% between 2004 and 2006. Random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis demonstrated considerable genetic heterogeneity in the serotype IV isolates. This serotype should be considered for inclusion in potential vaccines for use in Ireland.
MeSH:
Adult; Communicable Diseases, Emerging; Female; Humans; Ireland; Streptococcal Infections; Streptococcus agalactiae; Time Factors
ISSN:
1469-4409

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKiely, R Aen
dc.contributor.authorCotter, Len
dc.contributor.authorMollaghan, A Men
dc.contributor.authorCryan, Ben
dc.contributor.authorCoffey, Aen
dc.contributor.authorLucey, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-23T10:43:44Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-23T10:43:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-02-
dc.identifier.citationEmergence of group B Streptococcus serotype IV in women of child-bearing age in Ireland. 2011, 139 (2):236-8 Epidemiol. Infect.en
dc.identifier.issn1469-4409-
dc.identifier.pmid20525412-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0950268810001275-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/198831-
dc.descriptionThis study determined the carriage rate and serotype distribution of group B Streptococcus (GBS) in women of child-bearing age in the southern region of Ireland. A total of 2000 vaginal swabs collected in two periods in 2004 and 2006 were examined and revealed a GBS carriage rate of 16·1%. Serotyping of isolates showed that serotypes Ia, II, III, IV, and V were the most prevalent. A high prevalence of serotype IV was found, increasing from 7·6% to 15·2% between 2004 and 2006. Random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis demonstrated considerable genetic heterogeneity in the serotype IV isolates. This serotype should be considered for inclusion in potential vaccines for use in Ireland.en
dc.description.abstractThis study determined the carriage rate and serotype distribution of group B Streptococcus (GBS) in women of child-bearing age in the southern region of Ireland. A total of 2000 vaginal swabs collected in two periods in 2004 and 2006 were examined and revealed a GBS carriage rate of 16·1%. Serotyping of isolates showed that serotypes Ia, II, III, IV, and V were the most prevalent. A high prevalence of serotype IV was found, increasing from 7·6% to 15·2% between 2004 and 2006. Random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis demonstrated considerable genetic heterogeneity in the serotype IV isolates. This serotype should be considered for inclusion in potential vaccines for use in Ireland.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshCommunicable Diseases, Emerging-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshStreptococcal Infections-
dc.subject.meshStreptococcus agalactiae-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.titleEmergence of group B Streptococcus serotype IV in women of child-bearing age in Ireland.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medical Microbiology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalEpidemiology and infectionen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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