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Is there any chance for animals to be a carrier for strep throat?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Sometimes
One research article found that guinea pigs and rodents (lab mice) can be carriers of strep throat bacteria (group a strep).
The animals had no symptoms, and probably got the bacteria from humans. Some people believe pet dogs and cats can be carriers of group a strep bacteria and can infect humans, but I have not seen any studies showing that kind of bacterial transmission.

In brief: Sometimes
One research article found that guinea pigs and rodents (lab mice) can be carriers of strep throat bacteria (group a strep).
The animals had no symptoms, and probably got the bacteria from humans. Some people believe pet dogs and cats can be carriers of group a strep bacteria and can infect humans, but I have not seen any studies showing that kind of bacterial transmission.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Yes.
Most mammals can be group a strep carriers.

In brief: Yes.
Most mammals can be group a strep carriers.
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