Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High rate of strep bacteria bugging kiwi kids

More than half of healthy New Zealand pre-school children are carriers of Staphylococcus aureus, and one in six hosts Streptococcus pyogenes in their nostrils, throat or crook of the arm, according to new research from the ...

HIV & AIDS

Could an HIV drug beat strep throat, flesh-eating bacteria?

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, scientists are looking for innovative ways to combat bacterial infections. The pathogen that causes conditions from strep throat to flesh-eating disease is among them, but scientists ...

Medical research

Scientists reveal steps leading to necrotizing fasciitis

How does Streptococcus pyogenes, or Group A streptococcus (GAS)—a bacterial pathogen that can colonize humans without causing symptoms or can lead to mild infections—also cause life-threatening diseases such as necrotizing ...

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