a little girl dies of bacterial angina that degenerated

published on Monday 5 December 2022 at 14.49.

The three-year-old girl’s angina degenerated into an invasive infection with strep A, the bacteria responsible for angina. Two other children, including a sibling of the victim, have been infected with the same bacteria and are in serious condition, local media reports.

This is an extremely rare occurrence that alerts health authorities. A three-year-old girl from Landes died on November 28 from an invasive infection with streptococcus A, a bacterium responsible for a type of angina.reported on Friday, December 2 France Blue Landes, Free lunch or The broadcast.

The child was first treated at Dax hospital before being transferred to the University Hospital Center (CHU) in Bordeaux due to the deterioration of his health condition. Two other children, including a sibling of the victim, were infected with the same bacteria and are in serious condition, according to various media.

A situation that pushes the regional health agency of Nouvelle-Aquitaine to open a crisis unit with Public Health France. “In 99% of cases, there are no problems with angina”, recalls France Bleu Landes Didier Couteaud, the representative of the ARS in Landes. “But in some cases the disease can degenerate and can affect vital functions. This was the case.” That is why “we warn all the families in the sector and we remind them that if there are symptoms associated with angina, they must quickly consult a doctor. All doctors in the Mac sector are also seized and we ask them to monitor the cases that could be”, describes Didier Couteaud.

At least six children under the age of ten have died in the UK from an invasive strep A bacterial infection in recent weeks. Symptoms of infections caused by strep A range from fever and vomiting to skin rash and sore throat.

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