1 in 5 Sore Throats Tied to Scary Bacteria, Study Finds

February 16, 2015 10:00 PM

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MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially deadly bacteria is responsible for one in five sore throats in young adults, a new study suggests.

Patients with this bacteria -- Fusobacterium necrophorum -- can get negative results on a strep test, but be at risk of an abscess that blocks the airway, researchers report.

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