by Jolene Toves
Guam - An increase in strep throat cases have been seen by medical professionals at the American Medical Center over the last month. The increase has been attributed to the season, strep throat can be seen most commonly amongst school children and children in daycare centers. But according to Dr. Milliecor Fojas it can be prevented, saying, "Most important number one is hand cleanliness so hand washing or hand sanitizers the best way to prevent strep throat and actually almost any other illness."
Also avoid sharing food, drinks, and utensils. If you do have strep throat seek treatment immediately once treated the contagious period diminishes from 21 days to only 24 hours. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, pain on the lymph nodes and stomach ache. For more information visit kidshealth.org.