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strep tuh kaw kuhs

  • n  spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis

  • He reiterated his big discovery (1942) that he can make streptococcus change into a virus, and vice versa.
  • It is the polymorphous streptococcus.
  • Severe invasive group a streptococcus is the official scientific name, but labels like "deadly flesh-eating bacteria" can be too deliciously terrifying to resist.

  • Mady Hornig in Science Daily (press release)
    The presence of Streptococcus pneumoniae in individuals between the age of 6 and 55, those most affected by the current pandemic, was associated with a 125-fold increased risk of severe disease,said Mady Hornig, MD, associate professor of...
  • Tony Abbott in The Age
    He is investigating the molecular basis of diseases such as listeria, streptococcus and tuberculosis, and has published over 100 papers in Australia and internationally,Mr Abbott said. "He has also played an active role in mentoring...
  • Paul Dick in Owen Sound Sun Times
    What's particularly threatening about invasive Group A streptococcus is its ability to enter the bloodstream and its ability to produce toxins that are deadly,Dick said.

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