Group A Streptococcal Disease, Invasive (iGAS)

Group A Streptococcus (GAS) disease is caused by bacteria that spread person-to-person through direct contact with nose, throat or wound secretions or respiratory droplets. Some people carry the bacteria in the throat or on the skin with no symptoms or have mild illness. In rare cases, it becomes “invasive”, or iGAS, when bacteria enter the blood or deep tissue. This can result in severe life-threatening illness.

 

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PHO Grand Rounds: The Off-Target Effects of Antibiotics on the Human Microbiome

This presentation describes the composition and functions of the human microbiome, its relationship to human disease and the impact of antimicrobials on these functions.

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Updated 18 Sep 2019