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How are non-pyogenic streptococci spread?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Many are normal..

Inhabitants of the oral cavity, GI tract and vaginal vault and they do not need to spread from person to person.
Some strep are zoonoses that can be transmitted from hogs (s. Suis) or fish (s. Iniae).

In brief: Many are normal..

Inhabitants of the oral cavity, GI tract and vaginal vault and they do not need to spread from person to person.
Some strep are zoonoses that can be transmitted from hogs (s. Suis) or fish (s. Iniae).
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Normal flora

These organisms are part of the normal bacteria which populate our integument (skin and soft tissues).
You cannot eliminate them, but they seldom produce clinical disease without some predisposing factors.

In brief: Normal flora

These organisms are part of the normal bacteria which populate our integument (skin and soft tissues).
You cannot eliminate them, but they seldom produce clinical disease without some predisposing factors.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Contact

All streptococci are part of skin flora and can be spread person to person by skin contact.

In brief: Contact

All streptococci are part of skin flora and can be spread person to person by skin contact.
Dr. Willam Lau
Dr. Willam Lau
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