Children In Contact With Strep A Could Be Given Antibiotics

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A midlands paediatrician is advising parents to use their best judgement when it comes to the respiratory illness.

Outbreaks of Strep A in schools could see children that have come into contact with the bug given antibiotics.

Investigations are continuing into whether the death of a young girl in the North Dublin and North East region was linked to the bacterial infection.

The Health Minister says they're monitoring the situation closely.

Consultant Paediatrician at Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar, Professor Michael O'Grady, is advising parents to use their best judgement.

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