International Group B Strep Throat Awareness Month
July is International Group B Strep Throat Awareness Month. This disease, also known as Streptococcus pyogenes, is a serious infection that can lead to death. It usually affects young children, but can occur in adults as well.
Group B strep throat is caused by a bacteria that lives in the throat and nose. The bacteria can spread through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, or by coughing or sneezing. It can also be passed from person to person through close contact, such as kissing.
Symptoms of group B strep throat include fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes. The disease can also cause death if it is not treated promptly.
If you think you or your child may have group B strep throat, it is important to see a doctor immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to preventing serious complications or death. There are many resources available to help you learn more about this disease and how to prevent it.
International Group B Strep Throat Awareness Month is a great time to learn more about this serious infection and how to protect yourself and your family.
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