Be Aware of Group A Streptococcus (GAS)


An increase of cases of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) has been noted in countries around the world including the UK and Ireland. GAS is a common bacteria that causes none severe infections like Strep throat and skin infections, but invasive Group A Strep (iGAS) is a serious infection. It happens when the bacteria spreads to the blood system, causing sepsis, meningitis, rheumatic fever and other life threatening diseases.

See our website for important information about GAS and the important vaccine development research we are funding to prevent Group A streptococcus disease.

Important information about GAS

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