Group A Strep (GAS)

Cases of Invasive Group A Strep (iGAS) are rare. Some current cases are presenting with sepsis-like symptoms.

Be aware of important sepsis symptoms:

  • Blue, pale or blotchy skin, lips or tongue – on darker skin, check for blueness on the lips, tongue or gums, under the nails or around the eyes
  • Rash that doesn’t fade when you roll a glass over it
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Weak, high-pitched cry – not like their normal cry
  • Not responding like normal, not interested in feeding or normal activities
  • Being sleepier than normal or difficult to wake