Please find attached information from Public Health about Strep A.
Thank you so much for the feedback about how parents and other people are feeling about news and information about Strep A. In response we have put together an infographic and a video about what is going on, what to look for and how rare it is. Here is an infographic and a video from Jason Strelitz our Newham Dire. The key messages are below
- Strep A is a bacteria that can cause infections. The vast vast majority of these infections are mild and can be treated with antibiotics at home.
- In very rare cases the infections can become serious and may require hospitalisation
- The signs of Strep A can include: sore throat, fever, headache.
- People should call 111 or their GP if they think their child has Strep A – but at the same time the GPs and 111 are really overwhelmed so people should call if they really think it’s strep. There are a lot of viruses going round which are not strep A
Anne Pordes Bowers Lead for Community Public Health & Cost of Living Response Programme, Public Health London Borough of Newham
Community Champions Co-ordinators Programme Lead ADPH London 07779022538
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