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.
Diseases Caused by Group A Strep
How Do You Say That?
- Impetigo — im-peh-TIE-go
- Necrotizing fasciitis — NECK-re-tie-zing FASH-e-i-tis
- Streptococcal — strep-toe-KOK-uhl
- Streptococcus — strep-toe-KOK-us
Page last reviewed: June 27, 2022