Fact Sheet: Group A Streptococci (Group A Strep, GAS) For Health Professionals, August 8, 2017

(2017) Fact Sheet: Group A Streptococci (Group A Strep, GAS) For Health Professionals, August 8, 2017. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Group A Streptococcus (GAS) or “strep” is a bacteria often found in the throat and on the skin Strep can be in your body and not cause any illness. It may also cause illnesses that range from mild to severe and even life threatening. Most strep infections are mild illnesses, such as "strep throat" or impetigo. Sometimes strep can reach parts of the body where bacteria are not usually found, such as the blood, deep muscle and fat tissue, or the lungs, and can cause serious infections.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Group A Streptococci, Bacteria Infection, Public Health
Subjects: Health and medicine > Public health > Environmental health
Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine
ID Code: 33132
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 28 Jul 2020 12:46
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 12:46
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/33132