Fifteenth death in Essex Strep A outbreak

01 October 2019 – BBC News

Health officials have confirmed that a 15th person has died due to the Strep A outbreak.

Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group said two cases dating back to 2018 of the invasive Group A Streptococcus (iGAS) bacterium had been identified.

The strain has now been linked to at least 33 confirmed cases, with six probable ones.

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