WANTED: Strep Throat

By: Casey Maas and Zoe Bradford

Pathogen of strep throat

The pathogen of strep throat is pearl necklace shaped. Because there are several different types of pathogens for strep throat, there are several different colors and sizes.

How does this virus spread/attack and who are their victims?

There are over 3 million cases of strep throat every year. This virus spreads very easily. They victims of this virus are anyone and everyone. This virus is most common in the ages of 6 to 18 years old. The virus attacks by causing the throat and tonsils to become irritated. This virus spreads through breathing, coughing, or sneezing.

Where is it located? What does it look like?

This virus is found everywhere.

This picture is what strep throat looks like. The tissue in the back of the mouth is eaten away by the virus and causes the end of the nerves to be shown. This is what causes the throat to be irritated and bright red.

Most effective weapons and deadly or dangerous?

Strep throat is treated by antibiotics.

The virus can be invasive and is not common but you can die from it if you are not treated by antibiotics.

How does strep throat effect the body?

A group of Bactria that enters the nose or mouth and attacks the tissues in your throat. The victim will have a fever and a rough cough. The virus can be deadly but it's very uncommon.

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Our sources

-http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/tc/strep-throat-home-treatment

-http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/strep-throat/basics/definition/con-20022811?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=abstract&utm_content=Streptococcal-pharyngitis&utm_campaign=Knowledge-panel

-http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/lung/strep_throat.html