strep throat

noun

Definition of strep throat

: an inflammatory sore throat caused by hemolytic Group A streptococci and marked by fever, prostration, and toxemia

called also septic sore throat

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Shea can conduct physicals, provide immunizations and a few tests for conditions such as strep throat. Don Stacom, courant.com, "Take peek inside New Britain’s $40 million renovation to Smalley Academy," 5 Sep. 2019 The bacteria, which cause diseases like scarlet fever and strep throat, are often carried harmlessly on the skin, and spread easily between people through contact. Iliana Magra, New York Times, "Rare Bacterial Infection Leaves at Least 12 Dead in U.K.," 26 June 2019 Group A Streptococcus is the same bacteria that causes strep throat, and is generally considered the most common cause of necrotizing fasciitis, according to the CDC. Justine Griffin, sun-sentinel.com, "Why is flesh-eating bacteria on the rise? Some point to climate change," 26 July 2019 Group A Streptococcus is the same bacteria that causes strep throat, and is generally considered the most common cause of necrotizing fasciitis, according to the CDC. Justine Griffin, orlandosentinel.com, "Why is flesh-eating bacteria on the rise? Some point to climate change," 26 July 2019 Several different types of bacteria can cause the disease, including streptococcus, the bacteria that causes strep throat, and others found in soil, animals and nature. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "What to Know About Necrotizing Fasciitis — the Flesh-Eating Bacteria Showing Up at Beaches," 27 June 2019 For the most part, infected persons will not get sick from the bacteria, although mild cases can cause strep throat, scarlet fever or a skin infection, officials said. Fox News, "Outbreak of rare bacterial infection kills 12 in the UK, officials say," 27 June 2019 Some are contagious with tuberculosis, chicken pox, strep throat or fever and are being quarantined and treated. Logan Jaffe, ProPublica, "Tuberculosis. Chicken Pox. Traumatized: 5 Updates on Immigrant Youth Shelters in Illinois.," 12 July 2019 Antibiotics are drugs that treat bacterial infections, such as strep throat or ear infections, by killing bacteria. Svenja Lohner, Scientific American, "How Do You Stop Superbugs?," 4 July 2019

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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strep throat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of strep throat

US, medical : a painful infection of the throat caused by streptococcus bacteria

strep throat

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Kids Definition of strep throat

: a sore throat that is accompanied by fever and caused by a bacterium

strep throat

noun

Medical Definition of strep throat

: an inflammatory sore throat caused by hemolytic Group A streptococci and marked by fever, prostration, and toxemia

called also septic sore throat, strep sore throat

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