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Landes: a 3-year-old girl dies of a streptococcal A infection

2022-12-05T21:38:59.759Z

Two other children with the same bacteria are also hospitalized. A three-year-old girl from Landes died Monday, November 28 of bacterial sore throat after a streptococcal A infection, according to information from France Bleu. These bacteria are notably the cause of scarlet fever, a benign disease, or angina, for example. They can cause life-threatening infections when they reach the bloodstream. Six dead in UK The child was first hospitalized at Dax hospital



A three-year-old girl from Landes died Monday, November 28 of bacterial sore throat after a streptococcal A infection, according to information from France Bleu.

These bacteria are notably the cause of scarlet fever, a benign disease, or angina, for example.

They can cause life-threatening infections when they reach the bloodstream.

Six dead in UK

The child was first hospitalized at Dax hospital before being transferred to Bordeaux University Hospital, according to our colleagues from France bleu.

Two other children, also infected, are hospitalized in serious condition.

The first is a member of the victim's siblings and the second was educated in a school in the area of ​​residence of the deceased girl.

“In 99% of cases, there is no difficulty with angina.

But in some cases, the disease can degenerate and can affect vital functions.

This was the case

, ”said Didier Couteaud, the representative of the ARS in the Landes, to France bleu.

The ARS thus alerts the families of the sector and reminds them that

“if there are symptoms

linked to angina, you must consult a doctor quickly

”.

Streptococci A are transmitted from man to man from droplets.

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These bacteria are the cause of the death of six children in the United Kingdom in recent days.

The UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) has urged parents to be vigilant, after five deaths were recorded in children under 10 within seven days of being diagnosed with invasive group A strep infection this season in England.

A sixth death has been recorded in Wales.

British health authorities are seeing an increase in such invasive infections compared to the seasons before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: lefigaro

All tech articles on 2022-12-05

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