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Parent Fact Sheet - Group A Streptococcus

Public Health Southampton - Advice to Parents for Group A Streptococcus

What is Group A Streptococcus?

Group A Streptococcus or Streptococcus pyogenes is a bacterium that can be found in the throat and on the skin. People may carry it and have no symptoms of illness or may develop infection.

The UK is currently experiencing a higher number of cases of infection caused by a bacterium called Group A Streptococcus when compared to previous years.

Public Health Southampton have issued a fact sheet for parents and schools on what to look out for if you child is unwell or may be showing signs of this infection.  These details have been emailed to parents but you can also read them by clicking the below link.