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Skin sores and Streps - zoonoses fact sheet

Streptococci (Streps) are bacteria that can be found on the skin of humans and dogs.  Streps are involved in rheumatic fever and post-rheumatic kidney and heart disease. The Skin sores and Streps fact sheet answers questions, including:

  • What are skin sores?
  • What are Streptococci?
  • How do Streps make people sick?
  • How are dogs in remote communities linked to Strep?
  • How do we prevent people getting sick from Strep?

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