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What age of people are most likely to get strep throat?

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Strep throat often spreads in late fall and early spring, when children are in school. People 5 to 15 years old are most likely to get strep. But adults can get it, too.

From: Is Strep Throat Contagious? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 9, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/9/2018

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 9, 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 9, 2018

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