Group A Strep's Most Sinister Sequelae
(MedPage Today) -- Credit: NIAID Arriving in Montana in the 1890s, his Norwegian-American forebears claimed rural homesteads and started to farm. By the mid-20th century, two of his grandparents had died of rheumatic heart disease, which -... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 3, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Immunity debt: does it really exist?
Some claim the rise in winter infections has been caused by the reduction of seasonal bugs during lockdowns. But experts are sceptical about these oversimplified explanationsThe deaths of at least 74 people, including 19 children, from the invasive bacterial infection group A streptococcus, orstrep A, are the most extreme consequences of a wave of winter infections that have seemingly left most of the country coughing and sneezing. The parlous state of the nation ’s health has prompted suggestions that we are now paying an “immunity debt” incurred by the reduction of common infections during theCovid-19 lockdowns of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases UK news Technology Immunology Microbiology Medical research Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

UKHSA update on scarlet fever and invasive group A strep
Latest data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) on scarlet fever and invasive group A strep cases. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three Deaths in France Linked to Group A Strep Infections Three Deaths in France Linked to Group A Strep Infections
Several children without identified risk factors have been hospitalized after contracting an invasive group A strep infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 28, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New CDC Warning: Invasive Group A Strep Infections Rising Among Children
There have already been two reported deaths among those with invasive Group A Strep. Here are the precautions that you can take. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

CDC warns of rise in invasive Strep A cases among children
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned of an increase in severe infections involving the Group A streptococcus bacteria among children. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adela Suliman Source Type: news

UKHSA update on scarlet fever and invasive group A strep, UKHSA (updated 22nd December 2022)
Latest data from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) on scarlet fever and invasive group A strep cases. 22 December 2022Added latest update. 15 December 2022Added latest update. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising Cases of Invasive Strep A in Kids Have Experts Concerned
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2022 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into a possible increase in invasive group A strep bacterial infections among children in the United States. A number of children’s hospitals in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nasal flu vaccine may help reduce cases of group A strep in primary school children, UKHSA (published 16th December 2022)
Analysis (2013-2017) found lower rates of group A strep (GAS) infections in pilot areas which rolled out flu vaccine vs non-pilot areas (2 –4-year-olds; GAS 73.5 vs 93/100,000 children; 5–10-year-olds; GAS 50.3 vs 57.8) but with no difference in scarlet fever/invasive GAS rates. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasal flu vaccine could reduce cases of strep A in children, study suggests
The nasal flu vaccine could help reduce the rate of group A strep infections in children, an analysis by the UK Health Security Agency suggests. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 18, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

CDC investigating apparent rise in strep A infections in children
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's investigating an apparent increase in invasive group A strep infections, but the rise may indicate a return to typical pre-pandemic levels. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 Montreal children have died from group A strep complications. Here's what parents need to know
Montreal Public Health said Friday that two children, both under the age of two, have died as a result of complications related to invasive group A streptococcus infections, and Canadian doctors are suggesting parents know the signs of severe illness from the common bacteria. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art Source Type: news

Strep A: What to know about the usually mild infection tied to at least two U.S. pediatric deaths
Group A strep symptoms are usually mild, but several child deaths in the United States and Europe have resulted from an invasive form of the bacterial infection. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Hassan Source Type: news

Podcast: Drug shortages, group A strep and fears over GP practices ’ survival
The team talks about record levels of drug shortages, the GP workforce in the most deprived parts of England and why many practices are facing a precarious future because of the lack of GP partners. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 15, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Podcast Source Type: news