Is it strep throat? Pharmacies say they could give you the answer and maybe save a trip to the doctor

An association representing pharmacies says having rapid strep tests available in their stores across Canada could save unnecessary visits to the doctor for many patients with sore throats. But pediatric experts say such tests aren’t good enough to consistently rule out strep throat in kids.

Days after giving birth to a baby boy, mom dies of strep A in hospital

It was supposed to be the beginning of a new family together, but in the span of just three days, Ahmad Saleem’s life changed forever. His wife, Ayesha Riaz, had just given birth to their baby son, Eesa, when she fell victim to a hospital-acquired strain of streptococcus at Markham Stouffville Hospital, her family says.