Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

The indirect impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on invasive group a Streptococcus, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus infections in Houston area children.

Abstract

Masking and social distancing have been adopted to mitigate the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 pandemic. We evaluated the indirect impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 prevention strategies on invasive Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) and Group A Streptococcus in Houston area children. We observed a decline in invasive pneumococcal disease and invasive Group A Streptococcus temporally associated with social distancing/masking/school closures.