Maine CDC Health Advisory
January 5, 2023
U.S. CDC: Increase in Pediatric Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections
The United States has seen a rise in invasive Group A Streptococcal infections. From November 1 to December 31, 2022, Maine CDC identified 25 cases, one of which was in a pediatric patient. This is higher than seen in this time frame in the last 5 years (average of 12 cases in November and December). Please remember that invasive Group A Strep is a reportable condition in the State of Maine. Please take a moment to review this information from US CDC that includes key recommendations for health providers, laboratories, and the general public.