Strep throat

Published: Nov. 11, 2012 at 8:57 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2013 at 8:39 PM EST
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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. Christopher Ayers is helping people with strep throat.

Typical symptoms are sudden onset of sore throat, fever and possible runny nose.

Strep throat is a contagious illness and can be spread to classmates and siblings by contact with saliva or mucus, sharing drinks with others, etc.

Treatment for strep throat includes antibiotics, to help prevent rheumatic heart disease.

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