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These guidelines have been prepared to assist in the public health investigation and management of invasive GAS disease in Canada. They address the following:

  • surveillance and reporting

  • public health response to cases

  • chemoprophylaxis of close contacts

  • investigation and control of invasive GAS disease in long-term care facilities (LTCF) and child care centres

  • laboratory issues for S. pyogenes (Annex 2)

  • infection control issues for invasive GAS infection (Annex 3).

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