Strep C: A concern in humans?

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Strep C: A concern in humans?

Question

What is strep C in humans?

Robert
Illinois

Answer

Strep C is a type of streptococcus bacteria commonly found in animals, such as birds, rabbits, horses and guinea pigs. Strep C can also occur in humans — often without signs or symptoms. But in some people, strep C can cause an infection — usually in the throat, skin, urinary tract or genitalia. This infection can occasionally be serious. Signs and symptoms of strep C infection in humans depend on the location of the infection. Treatment of strep C infection is with antibiotics.

Last Updated: 09/21/2006
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