Strep Throat Cases Surge in St. Louis

Fred Bodimer
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Local urgent care doctors say they’re seeing an increase in strep throat cases across the area over the past few weeks.

“We’re seeing a lot of sore throats, but actually quite a few positive strep screens,” says Dr. Evelyn Young, medical director of St. Anthony’s Urgent Care Centers. “We’re having some strep spread through schools, but I’m seeing it in adults, as well.”

Symptoms include a sudden, severe sore throat, pain when swallowing, a fever of more than 101 degrees and or swollen tonsils and lymph nodes.

“The treatment for Strep A is plain old amoxicillin—it still works very well,” Young says.

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