Eighth child dies after Strep A infection - as parents warned to watch out for symptoms

Eighth child dies after Strep A infection - as parents warned to watch out for symptoms
Eighth child dies after Strep A infection - as parents warned to watch out for symptoms

Arabnews24.ca:Monday 5 December 2022 01:10 PM: A young child has died after being diagnosed with Strep A - the eighth to have been killed by the bacterial infection in recent weeks.

The latest victim was a student of Morelands Primary School in Waterlooville, Hampshire.

An invasive form of the Strep A bacterial infection has spread across the UK in recent months, with No 10 warning parents to be "on the lookout" for symptoms.

The infection usually causes a sore throat, scarlet fever or skin rash and is passed by physical contact or through droplets from sneezing or coughing.

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