The Importance Of Group A Stasciitis

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This paper will will explore the way that Group A Streptococcus (GAS) pathogens invade and evade the immune system to cause infections that can be either innocuous or fatal. Group A Streptococcus is a group of human pathogens that are usually found in the throat or the skin (7). They can be spread through different direct contact to an exposed mucous membrane, or through contact to an open wound. The infections can be either non-invasive or invasive; invasive being the most dangerous and life threatening. Necrotizing fasciitis is an invasive infection that can come from a strand a group a streptococcus. This infection is also referred to as the flesh eating bacteria, because when the strand evades the immune system it begins to attack the …show more content…
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Along with researching ways of treatment, some teams across the world have been researching ways to solve the problem through global health view perspective. The research taking place at the Murdoch Children’s Institute and the University of Melbourne under Associate Professor Andrew Steer can have a large impact on global health against Group A Streptococcus. With the ultimate goal of finding a global vaccine against GAS, A/Professor Steer wants to also gain a better understanding of the immunology and epidemiology of GAS with a focus on the disease burden in developing countries (7). Research has been done that utilizes mice displaying that with the implementation of certain antibodies that they can recognize, and shut off streptolysin O, which causes a cease of the endotoxin. With more research on the examined interaction between the antibody and antigen in the mice, a global pandemics prevalence in necrotizing fasciitis can be decreased and possibly

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