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How do you get strep throat?

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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: From someone else

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual.

In brief: From someone else

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that people usually get from being exposed to another infected individual.
Dr. Jason Black
Dr. Jason Black
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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exposed to carrier

You were exposed to some one who had this.

In brief: Exposed to carrier

You were exposed to some one who had this.
Dr. Alan Jackson
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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