A 44-year-old female asked:
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i've read that carriers of group a strep bacteria can have no symptoms but can still unwittingly spread it. others say this is not true. which is it?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
It's true.: This is a truth well known in the medical community.
Answered on Feb 15, 2013
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
It is true: Carriers have the bacteria in their throats and can occasionally spread it to others it does not require treatment unless you could be traced as a source of frequent infections to others. I have had lots of carriers in my practice and they have not created any epidemics....
Answered on Feb 17, 2013
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