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Although it most commonly affects children between the ages of 5 and 15, strep throat can also affect adults and infants. This throat infection is caused by group A streptococcus bacteria and is most frequently diagnosed during the late fall, winter, and early spring. Symptoms can include a red and painful throat that begins suddenly, a fever above 101ºF, and white patches on the tonsils or in the throat.
Treatment typically involves antibiotics, such as penicillin. After 24 hours of taking antibiotics, a person is no longer considered contagious.
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