Increase in Invasive Group A Strep Infections in New Jersey

Official Message No.:111731-4-12-2023-PHAD
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This advisory is being sent to provide information on a recent increase in invasive Group A Streptococcal (iGAS) cases reported in New Jersey. It highlights key information for clinicians and emphasizes the importance of promptly reporting cases especially those occurring in long-term care facilities and any clusters of cases of iGAS. It contains links to resources for long-term care facilities, and recommendations for laboratory management of iGAS isolates to facilitate potential epidemiologic investigations.

This information has been broadcast to: Community Health Centers (FQHCs); Long-term Care; Health Care Facilities / Other; Health Care Organizations; Health Care Providers; Hospital Staff Directory; Hospital CEOs; Hospital ER Medical Directors; Hospital Infection Control Practitioners; Hospital Medical Directors; Hospital Nursing Directors; ICU Administrator; Lab Director; Hospitals / Other; Hospitals / Veterans; Labs / Non-Sentinel; Labs / Sentinel; DHSS Staff; NJDOH Staff; NJLINCS and Local Contacts; NJLINCS Community; Local Boards of Health; Public Health Associations; Public Health Council; Other State Partners; Alabama; Alaska; American Samoa; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; District of Columbia; Federated State of Micronesia; Florida; Georgia; Guam; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Marshalls Island; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hamsphire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; North Mariana Islands; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Palau; Pennsylvania; Puerto Rico; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennnesse; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virgin Islands; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; NJ Hospital Association; Office of the Governor; New Jersey Departments & Agencies; Board of Public Utilities; Department of Children & Families; Department of Agriculture; Department of Community Affairs; Department of Corrections; Department of Education; Department of Environmental Protection; Department of Human Services; Department of Labor & Workforce Development; Department of Law and Public Safety; Department of Transportation; EMS Task Force; Office of Information Technology(OIT); Public Health Sector