Duck Woong Park, Sun-Hee Kim, Jung Wook Park, Min-Ji Kim, Sun Ju Cho, Hye Jung Park, So Hyang Jung, Mi Hee Seo, Yong Seok Lee, Byung Hee Kim, Hyeran Min, Su Ya Lee, Dong Ryong Ha, Eun Sun Kim, Yeongjin Hong, Jae Keun Chung
The incidence rate for scarlet fever in South Korea is rising. During 2008-2015, we collected group A Streptococcus isolates and performed emm and exotoxin genotyping and disk-diffusion antimicrobial tests. Scarlet fever in South Korea was most closely associated with emm types emm4, emm28, emm1, and emm3. In 2015, tetracycline resistance started increasing.
April 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases