Vaccine one step closer for one of the world’s biggest killers

28 May 2019
Strep A
UQ’s Professor Mark Walker said Strep A, one of the top 10 causes of death from infectious diseases worldwide, is endemic in low-socio economic regions.

The search for a global Streptococcus A vaccine has narrowed after researchers sequenced the DNA of more than 2000 samples of the bacteria worldwide.

An international team including University of Queensland researchers identified a common gene signature in almost all global Strep A strains, in a project spanning a decade and more than 20 countries.

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