Watch our new animation about the signs and symptoms of Strep A

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Tuesday 28 February 2023

Strep A is a common type of bacteria often found on the skin or in the throat. As the cold weather continues, cases of Strep A remain high.

While disabled children are not necessarily at more risk of catching Strep A, children with weaker immune systems and low muscle tone can be more susceptible to getting a Step A infection.

To help you recognise the signs and symptoms of Strep A in your child and when to ask for help, we’ve created this short animation.

More advice about Strep A and other common winter illnesses

Find more information about Strep A on our Strep A webpage.

Our Health Lead, Amanda Elliot, worked alongside a medical practitioner to write answers to some of the most common questions we’re hearing from parent carers about Strep A.

Watch our webinar for parent carers with Dr Martin Samuels, consultant respiratory paediatrician and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Read more about viral and bacterial infections and vaccines on our website.