Strep throat is an infection with group A streptococcus bacteria that causes inflammation, pain and swelling of the throat and tonsils. Strep throat can be accompanied by fever, fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain and distress. Strep throat can have either moderate or severe symptoms and it needs care and attention to prevent the onset of complications.
The bacteria responsible for strep throat are highly contagious. Streptococcus bacteria can be easily transmitted by sneezing and coughing. The bacteria are suspended and hygiene therefore can not effectively prevent strep throat from occurring. It is possible to get strep throat just by breathing the same air with an infected person. Children and adolescents are often confronted with strep throat, but the disease can occur in adults