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How do you get a strep throat? The cause of strep throat is bacteria known as Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as group A streptococcus. Streptococcal bacteria are highly contagious. They can spread through airborne droplets when someone with the infection coughs or sneezes, or through shared food or drinks.
Surveillance Systems CDC does not track non-invasive group A strep infections. CDC tracks invasive group A strep infections through Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs), a population-based, active- and laboratory-based surveillance system. This means local and state health departments routinely contact laboratories to identify all cases, then report those cases to CDC. Only streptococcal toxic shock syndrome is currently a nationally reported disease. Healthcare providers and laboratories should report cases to the appropriate health department. States then report these cases to CDC through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).
Disease Trends Group A strep infections can occur any time during the year, but some infections are more common in the United States in certain seasons: Strep throat and scarlet fever are more common in the winter and spring. Impetigo is more common in the summer.Anyone can get a group A strep infection, but some infections are more common in certain age groups: Strep throat and scarlet fever are most common in children between the ages of 5 and 15 years. Impetigo is most common in children between the ages of 2 and 5 years.
Risk factors include recent surgery, open wounds, and the use of superabsorbent tampons. A high fever, low blood pressure, vomiting, and rash are some symptoms. Treatment includes antibiotics and possibly surgery.
originally posted by: ZIPMATT
a reply to: howtonhawky
Since the cdc keeps strep A under surveillance , with good reason too by the looks , we can expect his doctors are making the right phone calls .
They say that they have videos and eyewitnesses, irrefutable evidence that Putin himself did it, riding naked on the back of a russian bear, spraying that stuff on Netanjahu.
originally posted by: bjarneorn
originally posted by: midicon
Russian nerve agent!
Those "stinkin' vodka drinkin'" bastards!