Individuals may not know they are experiencing a strep A infection and even healthcare teams may dismiss symptoms if persons do not know the cause of their unwellness.
Recent cases in Ontario, Canada involving strep A and two persons:
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/72744 ... infection/While Nicole was recovering, Knapp was forwarded an article by The News about 11-year-old Mississauga girl Nupur Mate. The girl had parts of her left arm and right leg amputated earlier this year after complications from a streptococcus A bacterial infection.
The similarities were shocking to Knapp, and he told his wife about it. Speaking to her generosity of spirit, she told him she wants to reach out to Mate to talk and share her support.
From my readings on gut health, strep A can be an issue if healthy bacteria counts are low and bad bacteria multiply in great numbers. I do not know how emergency departments can spot check persons who may be infected. The article does not indicate if the adult knew what caused her strep A infection after she received the correct diagnosis on a return hospital visit.