Group A Streptococcal Disease (GAS)

Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is often found in the throat and on the skin. People may carry it in their throat or on their skin and not be ill. Most GAS infections are fairly mild illnesses such as “strep throat” and impetigo (skin infection). It is very unusual for it to cause other severe infections.

iGAS 2017

Group A Streptococcal Disease (GAS) in Ireland, 2017

130 The number of invasive Group A streptococcal (iGAS) disease notifications in 2017
2.73 The national notification rate per 100,000 population in 2017

Last updated: 15 January 2019