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4        <NAME>StrepAInv</NAME>
5        <TITLE>Group A Streptococcus</TITLE>
6        <TEXT>
7                Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is a bacterium that can be found in the throat and on
8                the skin of some people. If GAS gets into the bloodstream it can cause a variety of
9                infections in normally sterile body sites (known as invasive infections) including
10                necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. GAS is also a common
11                cause of non-invasive disease such as strep throat and skin infections. GAS bacteria
12                are spread from person to person through direct contact with respiratory secretions
13                or through contact with infected skin wounds or sores. Although healthy people can get
14                invasive GAS disease, people with chronic illnesses like cancer, diabetes, and chronic
15                heart or lung disease, and those who use medications such as steroids have a higher risk.
16                Persons with skin lesions (such as cuts, chickenpox, or surgical wounds), the elderly,
17                and adults with a history of alcohol abuse or injection drug use also have a higher risk
18                for invasive disease. 
19                For more information, please see [[[br]][[br]]
20        </TEXT>
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