Increase in Invasive Group A Strep Infections, 2022–2023
CDC is looking into an increase in invasive group A strep (iGAS) infections among children in the United States. iGAS infections include necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Disease
Bacteria called group A Streptococcus (group A strep) can cause many different infections.
The best way to protect yourself from group A strep infection is to practice good hygiene, like washing your hands often.
Información en español: Estreptococos del Grupo A
Learn about some of these infections, including symptoms, risk factors, treatment options, and how to prevent them.
Public Health Response to OutbreaksCDC can assist health departments during GAS outbreaks.
Long-term Care Facilities Outbreaks: Investigation ToolsCDC toolkit for personnel in public health departments and long-term care facilities.