Strep A – What you need to know

Group A streptococcus (GAS), also known as strep A is acommon bacteria which causes infections such as tonsillitisand scarlet fever. These symptoms are usually mild and rarelybecome serious. Strep A can however cause a rare, and more serious infectionknown as invasive Group A strep (iGAS). This happens whenGAS bacteria get into parts of the bodyContinue reading “Strep A – What you need to know”

Strep A and Scarlet Fever

We are aware there are rising concerns in the community about Group A streptococcus (Strep A) and Scarlet Fever. The below links were posted on Public Health Scotland’s Twitter feed:  Public Health Scotland website:  https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/news/2022/december/group-a-strep-in-scotland/ You can also find out more information about Scarlet Fever on NHS Inform here:  https://www.nhsinform.scot/…/infections…/scarlet-fever/