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How does strep throat spread?

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Strep throat makes the rounds when someone who has the infection coughs or sneezes. Droplets filled with bacteria spray into the air.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Sore Throat Causes & Risk Factors."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Weakened Immune Systems."

CDC: "Is It Strep Throat?"

Center for Young Women's Health: "Strep Throat."

National Health Service: "Streptococcal Infections."

NY State Department of Health: "Streptococcal Infections."

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Strep Throat Exposure."

WakeMed: "Strep Throat."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Sore Throat Causes & Risk Factors."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Weakened Immune Systems."

CDC: "Is It Strep Throat?"

Center for Young Women's Health: "Strep Throat."

National Health Service: "Streptococcal Infections."

NY State Department of Health: "Streptococcal Infections."

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Strep Throat Exposure."

WakeMed: "Strep Throat."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

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