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A 24-year-old male asked:

My fiance had strep throat how contagious is it?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Spread by contact: Strep throat spreads by contact with saliva from the infected person. Avoiding sharing of food or beverages and other close contact until the infected person has been treated with antibiotics for at least 24 hours is wise. If you get a sore throat or fever within a week of contact then call your doctor. Good luck!
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: It can be. If you have any symptoms, get seen.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
No very: As doctors we do not see much transference of this disease from person to person. This observation highlights that it is more important to know the terraine of the patient than the germ. Keep your body defenses strong with good habits and forget the germs. Nature is the teacher and natural methods are most powerful.

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