Health News

Unseasonable stay for strep throat in Florida

WDBOFlorida Hospital Centra Care’s Dr. Timothy Hendricks tells us strep throat is enjoying an unseasonable stay in Florida. Because bacteria are to blame, confirmed cases of Strep are most often treated with prescription antibiotics.

Besides leading to serious complications, if left untreated, a person with Strep can remain contagious for upwards of three weeks – even if symptoms no longer remain.

Centra Care data shows that the number of Strep cases has been increasing over the past two weeks, which is not common for this time of year. [Read full story]