WANTED: GROUP A STREPTOCOCCUS

By Mikayla Cook

C R I M E.

This wanted criminal is accused of causing the deadly scarlet fever, along with many more dangerous diseases.

D E S C R I P T I O N.

This outlaw is described as red and viciously rough and bumpy on the external parts of the body. The picture below shows what it looks like internally.
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M O D E. O F. O P E R A T I O N.

This villain has been known to get around by contact with those it has already infected. For example, touching the infected parts of a victims body, or accidentally being touched by their output (ex. cough or sneeze), then touching the face can spread the criminal. It is known to attack the throat and nose especially, but it harms the whole body.

V I C T I M S.

Watch out!!! This criminal likes to attack vulnerable children between the ages of 5 and 15, but the criminal will attack anyone who stands in their way.

S Y M P T O M S.

If left to run free, this scoundrel will cause a sandpaper-like red rash on the body. Other symptoms include very sore throats, high fevers, swollen glands, and head and body aches.

A R M E D. A N D. D A N G E R O U S.

Group A Streptococcus is armed and dangerous. It has been known to kill it's victims. It attacked with scarlet fever more often in past times, killing many people. It is still present in current times, but it attacks less often than it used to. When it invades a body, if not treated in time, it can kill the victim, or give the victim permanent long term damage, so it is very important to be protected from this villain.

A V O I D.

Group A Streptococcus has been known to hang around the throat and nose. It also enjoys hanging around and on the skin.

M O S T. E F F E C T I V E. W E A P O N S.

The best way to contain this vicious villain is to treat with antibiotics, especially penicillin, which is recommended by both the American Heart Association and the Infectious Diseases Society. No vaccine is available yet, but this outlaw can be avoided by frequent hand washing and not sharing anything with infected victims.

O T H E R. I N F O R M A T I O N.

Group A Streptococcus can also cause strep throat, impetigo, cellulitus, hecrotizing fasciitis, and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.

IF YOU FIND THIS WANTED OUTLAW, IMMEDIATLY PROTECT YOURSELF, THEN CALL 555-555-5555. REWARD IS VERY HIGH, AS THIS IS A DANGEROUD CRIMINAL. THANK YOU!

R E S O U R C E S.

Website Name: Streptococcus Pyogenes

Website Address: www.pyogeneswild.com


Website Name: Scarlet Fever: A Group A Streptococcal Infection

Website Address: www.cdc.gov/features/scarletfever/


Website Name: Group A Streptococcus

Website Address: www.slideshare.net/mobile/doctorrao/group-a-streptococcus


For the photo- Website Name: Final Presentation of the Case Study

Website Address: www.microbiologycasestudygroup.wikispaces.com/Final+Presentation+of+the+Case+Study?responseToken=2c98cc39374cfad1b33b70230dd315b9