Epidemiology of Group-A β-Hemolytic Streptococci as Related to Acute Rheumatic Fever in Miami, Florida
A Six-Year Study
Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease are infrequent in Dade County, Florida.
Conversely, β-hemolytic streptococci are recovered frequently, particularly from the throats of children 6 to 9 years old.
The relationship between group-A β-hemolytic streptococci, clinical illness, and rheumatic illness may be different in South Florida from elsewhere in the United States.
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