Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

A review of the technical basis for the control of conditions associated with GAS infections

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 46
Publication date: 2005
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/FCH/CAH/05.08



Most GAS control activities have fallen in the past into rheumatic heart disease (RHD) secondary prophylaxis programs, and management of acute rheumatic fever, RHD and sore throat / GAS pharyngitis. The review looks into the entire range of potential strategies for controlling GAS diseases, and discusses the evidence supporting them and the associated cost.