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What causes strep throat and scarlet fever?

I work at a retail store in the mall, and there was this awful smell for a few days that we couldn't figure out where it was coming from, finally after the plumbers were called, we found out that the sewage lines were leaking into our air vents!
A few days later I was sick in bed with strep throat & then scarlet fever , could the condition at work have been what caused this ?
Asked On : Sat, 15 Mar 2014
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ya it could be ,,, as sterptococcus is the common fecal commensal,,,present in sewage water,,,,,

either by direct contact/ droplet infection u would hav acquired inf,,,

if u want to know the etiology is the same strep, then culture the sewage water n strain typing for comparision with the strain with ur s....

dr shyamala

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Answered: Wed, 9 Apr 2014
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