What is "Step A"?
Strep A or group A Streptococcus is a group of Bacteria. Strep A can cause many different infections such as Strep Throat, Scarlet Fever, impetigo, and rheumatic fever.
How can I catch it?
Group A strep bacteria are very contagious. Generally, people spread the bacteria to others through:
- Respiratory droplets
- Direct contact
Group A strep bacteria often live in the nose and throat. People who are infected spread the bacteria by talking, coughing, or sneezing, which creates respiratory droplets that contain the bacteria. People can get sick if they:
- Breathe in respiratory droplets that contain the bacteria
- Touch something with those droplets on it and then touch their mouth or nose
- Drink from the same glass or eat from the same plate as a person infected with group A strep
What can I do to prevent it?
It is important to know that some infected people do not have symptoms or seem sick so it is vital that good hand and environmental hygiene practices are followed.
Hypochlorous acid is very effective against it and kills most strains of Streptococcus in 15 seconds on hands and surfaces. It is a gram-positive aerobic bacteria so covered by the referenced bug in our BSEN 13727 which is staphylococcus aureus, with a 5-log reduction within 1 minute of contact.
Utilising our Hypochlorous acid products you can disinfect both surfaces and skin, reduce the risk of transmission, and spread of Strep A and Scarlet Fever.
NatraSan Hypochlorous products are also safe to use around children and pets allowing you to spray your family areas and children's toys!