Health investigates the evolution of this invasive disease after receiving alert from UK
Infections due to streptococcus A are making inroads in the population and are of concern to the Ministry of Healthwhich has already announced that it is investigating this bacteria together with the autonomous communities, after having received the alert from United Kingdom. One of the main characteristics of this microorganism lies in its propagation pathways, “identical” to those used by the coronavirus.
Sore throat, fever, and inflammation of the tonsils are some of the main symptoms of this invasive diseasewhich has resulted in the death of two minor patients in Madrid since last October.
Transmission of the bacterium
The disease caused by streptococcal bacteria is transmitted by. respiratory dropletsas well as by contact with the oral or nasal mucous membranes with infectious respiratory secretions and with exudates of skin lesions. Thus, this pathogen presents the same methods of propagation as the covid.
For this reason, physicians recommend going to. emergency department in case of symptoms of high fever o breathing difficulties of the patient worsen. Also, it should be noted that streptococcal infection can be transmitted up to 24 hours after completion of treatment antibiotictherefore, it is advisable to maintain hygienic measures such as the hand washing and even the use of mask in case of symptoms.
Alert in the United Kingdom
At United Kingdomstreptococcus A has caused the death of 15 children since September, 60 if the fatalities of all groups are counted. This situation has prompted the British authorities to issue a health alert last December 2.
It should be noted, however, that so far, no detectable new variants of this type of infection, the impact of which is usually mild and is remedied by antibiotic medication such as penicillin.