Epidemiology of Pharyngitis

The ASAP demonstration  site includes the  NIH-funded study entitiled “The Molecular Epidemiology of Streptococcus pyogenes pharyngitis Among Children in the Vanguard Community (Bonteheuwel / Langa), Cape Town, South Africa, and The Development of a Clinical Prediction Rule for Streptococcal Pharyngitis” (DMID Protocol Number:  07-0056) within the Vanguard Community Health Clinic, thus laying the basis for the development of vaccines in the medium to long-term. This study aims to To characterize genotypically (emm-type or sub-type) the group A streptococcal (GrAS) isolates from asymptomatic children in primary and secondary school-aged school children in Cape Town.