Skin sores and Streps – zoonoses fact sheet

Streptococci (Streps) are bacteria that can be found on the skin of humans and dogs. Streps are involved in rheumatic fever and post-rheumatic kidney and heart disease. The Skin sores and Streps fact sheet answers questions, including:

  • What are skin sores?
  • What are Streptococci?
  • How do Streps make people sick?
  • How are dogs in remote communities linked to Strep?
  • How do we prevent people getting sick from Strep?