Why Strep A Has No Vaccine Yet

Vaccines for diseases like polio, measles, and small pox have made it possible for millions and millions of people to live long, healthy lives. It has helped reduce and eradicate such diseases so that they no longer become an epidemic and cause mass outbreaks that could literally wipe out an entire population. But with all the advancements in medicine and diseases that have been cured, there are still some diseases that don’t have any vaccines even though we know how to treat them. One such is for the pathogen group A Streptococcus bacteria or Strep A for short which can cause rheumatic heart disease. Emily Sohn investigates on the matter.

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