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Why do kids not get hardly any immunity to strep throat? Are there too many different strains?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No One Knows

A good question! at present there is no understanding as to why certain infections trigger life long immunity such as chicken pox and some do not such as strep throat.

In brief: No One Knows

A good question! at present there is no understanding as to why certain infections trigger life long immunity such as chicken pox and some do not such as strep throat.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Its the germ

In general, you can develop strong immunity to viruses that tend to involve your whole body and trigger the response of your whole immune system (measles).
Bacteria cause localized infections and the immune response if any is temporary.(strep) you can get the same strain of strep repeatedly within the same year.

In brief: Its the germ

In general, you can develop strong immunity to viruses that tend to involve your whole body and trigger the response of your whole immune system (measles).
Bacteria cause localized infections and the immune response if any is temporary.(strep) you can get the same strain of strep repeatedly within the same year.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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