This four-page handout educates people about step throat, which is a throat infection caused by strep bacteria. It explains how the bacteria is spread, and identifies signs of strep throat, clarifying that some cases may produce a toxin that causes a bright red skin rash called scarlet fever. The document recommends that persons with signs of strep throat see their doctor, outlines the rapid strep test, and discusses treatment with antibiotics, as well as ways people with strep can feel better and limit the spread of infection.
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