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  • Group A streptococcal (GAS) infection most commonly causes a sore throat and fever.
  • Infected children should be kept away from school, pre-school or childcare until they have received at least 24 hours of antibiotic treatment and feel well.
  • GAS can be spread by sneezing, coughing and hand contact, and in rare cases, by contaminated food. 

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Reviewed on: 21-07-2017