BBC: The childhood diseases making a post-lockdown comeback

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Period12 Dec 2022

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  • TitleThe childhood diseases making a post-lockdown comeback
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionFor strep A, it's possible to use preventative antibiotics in order to reduce the likelihood of infection within a nursery or school where there is a known risk. But one would want this to be targeted, to avoid encouraging antibiotic resistance, says Clare Murray at the University of Manchester.

    "Giving it to a whole school is probably over the top," she explains. "Occasionally, we'll give a whole class a prophylaxis if there's been a lot of contact – it's not a new thing."
    PersonsClare Murray


  • Strep A
  • antibiotic resistance