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how do you get strep throat?

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Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
From someone else: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual.
Answered on May 3, 2018
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Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Exposed to carrier: You were exposed to some one who had this.
Answered on Feb 28, 2018
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Contact with germ: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact.Person A puts fingers in mouth,touches doorknob painting it with strep.Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. Any contact with saliva can pass it.
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

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