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Some types of group A strep bacteria cause severe infections, such as:
In 2006, 4,587 cases of severe group A streptococcal disease were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Those at the greatest risk of getting a severe strep infection are:
Severe group A strep disease may also occur in healthy people who have no known risk factors.
Last Updated March 04, 2009
Last Reviewed March 04, 2009