Rheumatic Fever




streptococcus bacteria- chains of sphere shaped bacteria
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Scientific Name

Streptococcus bacteria

Organism's M.O.

This bacterium causes strep throat or, in a small percentage of people, scarlet fever. It’s an inflammatory disorder. Rheumatic fever causes your body to attack its own tissues after it’s been infected with the bacteria that causes strep throat. This reaction causes widespread inflammation throughout your body, which is the basis for all of the symptoms of rheumatic fever.

Most common victims to prey upon

5- to 15-year-old children

Where can you find it?

This bacteria is found in areas of overcrowding and poor sanitation.

What can this disease do to you?

This disease causes issues to the heart, joints, skin and central nervous system.

Is this bacteria considered to be dangerous?

For the United States I do not think it is armed and dangerous if you properly treat strep throat and take all the medication provided by your doctor. I would rate this a 4 on a scale with 1 being the least dangerous and 10 being extremely dangerous.

Why we need your help finding this nasty bacteria.

This bacteria occurs in about 325,000 children each year.

Have your weapons ready...

penicillin, aspirin, naproxen, valproic acid, or carbamazepine