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How is impetigo spread?

Impetigo is easily spread through direct contact with an infected person. Sores and fluid from the nose and throat contain large numbers of Streptococcus pyogenes and/or Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. These spread to other areas of the body or another person by scratching and touching the sores.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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