This image depicts a close intraoral view of a child’s inflamed oropharynx, which also included the patient’s soft palate, as well as tonsillitis, all which had been caused by group A streptococcus (GAS) bacteria. These bacteria are spread through direct contact with mucus from the nose or throat of persons, who are infected, or through contact with infected wounds, or sores on the skin. (Source CDC PHIL)

International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University