The Lancet recently published a study, analysing data from the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) Networks, which shows Australia experienced an intense and unseasonal surge of invasive group A streptococcal disease in 2022. 

The national research project involved researchers from Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, including MVEC Director Prof Nigel Crawford. 

Read the study in full: Increase in invasive group A streptococcal disease among Australian children coinciding with northern hemisphere surges