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Streptococcal Infections Quiz

What Do You Know About Streptococcal Infections?

Strep throat is just one illness caused by group A streptococcal (GAS) bacteria. Group B streptococcal (GBS) bacteria are responsible for illness in newborns. Take this quiz to find out more about streptococcal infections and how to prevent them.

1. How many mild GAS infections occur each year?
2. How are GAS infections spread?
3. Who is at risk for developing a GAS infection?
4. If you have a streptococcal infection, which of these is a good way to prevent its spread?
5. Infections caused by GBS bacteria are most common in which age group?
6. Which condition does GBS most often cause in newborns?
7. Which of these conditions makes it more likely for a woman to have a baby with GBS disease?
8. How can GBS disease in newborns be prevented?
 
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