'Infection with group A streptococcus bacteria (strep A) leads to a wide array of diseases. These range from uncomplicated infections such as strep throat (tonsillitis) and skin sores (impetigo), through to severe invasive diseases such as deep soft tissue infection, sepsis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
If strep infections are left untreated, they can lead to rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. These are caused by the immune system’s response to the initial infection.'
Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University researchers explain how they have produced a non-live strep A vaccine, one we should be able to have when the vaccine is approved: theconversation.com/vaccine...
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