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Strep A: Here's what you need to know

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There has been an increase in the number of children with strep A in the UK. Image: Unsplash/Kelly Sikkema

Chrissie Jones
Associate Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Southampton
Anastasia Theodosiou
Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Clinical Research Training Fellow, University of Southampton
Elizabeth Whittaker
Senior Clinical Lecturer, Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Imperial College London
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