December 7, 2022

Scarlet Fever and invasive Group A strep

Group A Strep bacteria
Group A Strep bacteria

There are lots of viruses that cause sore throats, colds and coughs circulating, which usually get better without needing any special medical treatment or medicines. However, children can occasionally develop a bacterial infection on top of a virus and that can make them become more unwell.

One of these bacteria is called Group A Strep. Fortunately, this is still very rare.

Advice for parents and carers on the symptoms to look out for and what to do can be found on the West Yorkshire Healthier Together website (external link).

Further information is also available on The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust website (external link).

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