Streptococcus (Group a) wanted!
By: Grant Sims
What is streptococcus (Group A) ?
- Streptococcus (group a)
- Cocci in clusters, short chains, Diplococci And single cocci
- Gram stain- positive cocci
- Scarlet fever
How does it attack and spread?
When the bacteria release toxins scarlet fever symptoms occur, including the rash, Pastia's lines, red tongue and flushed face. The bacterial infection that causes scarlet fever is contagious. A child who has scarlet fever can spread the bacteria to others through nasal and throat fluids by sneezing and coughing. If a child has a skin infection caused by strep bacteria, like impetigo, it can be passed through contact with the skin.
Where is it? Who will it attack? What weapons can u use against it?
- If you touch your mouth, nose, or eyes after touching something that has been contaminated, you may become ill. If you drink from the same glass or eat from the same plate as the sick person, you could also become ill. It is possible to get scarlet fever from contact with sores from group A strep skin infections.
- Although anyone can get scarlet fever, it usually affects children between 5 and 15 years old.
- Scarlet fever is treatable with antibiotics.
- Best way to prevent getting attacked is to wash your hands.