In Nova Scotia — one of the three provinces where in-pharmacy strep tests are available — the College of Pharmacists says it agrees with infectious disease specialists that the rapid tests shouldn’t be used to diagnose strep throat, especially in children.
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.
Health experts are still trying to understand why the common strep A bacteria that lives all around us sometimes turns invasive, leading to rare but devastating infections.
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.
Strep B – also known as group B strep – is one type of bacteria from the streptococcus group. They cause infections which can range in severity from mild throat infections to life-threatening organ infections, according to the NHS. Mostly they can be treated using antibiotics. The strep B group usually live harmlessly in the […]
STREP B is a type of bacterial infection which can cause UTIs, skin infections and pneumonia. Daily Express :: Health Feed
SCREENING pregnant women for a deadly infection – which claimed the life of at least one baby at the centre of an investigation ordered by Jeremy Hunt – can dramatically cut the risk to newborns, research suggests. Daily Express :: Health Feed
A woman in Red Deer, Alta., is sounding the alarm after says she almost died from a rare strep A infection — sharing her story after hearing about an Ontario girl who lost an arm and a leg to group A streptococcus. CBC | Health News
STREP B is a bacteria which lives inside the body and is carried by one in three expectant mothers. The bug can be potentially life-threatening to babies – and one woman has spoken out about the loss of her son. Daily Express :: Health Feed