Infectious Diseases: Strep Throat

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Fever, sore throat, headache and stomachache. Neck glands may also be swollen and tender, or there may be sores around the nose.


Caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pyogenes (strep) Group A.


Treated with an antibiotic.


Spread through the air when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes. Hand-washing is important to prevent spread. Teach your child to cover his mouth when sneezing or coughing. Your child should not go back to daycare or school until antibiotics have been taken for at least 24 hours.

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