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Golden National School, Golden, Cashel

Significant increase in viral infections and Group A Strep infections

9th Dec 2022

Dear Parent,

Please see attached letter and poster from Dr Eamonn O’Moore, Director National Health Protection and Dr Abigail Collins, National Clinical Lead Child Health Public Health regarding a large increase in general viral infections among children and young people this winter.

There have also been recent concerns about a rare bacterial infection. This infection is iGAS (an invasive Group A Streptococcal infection). It is and also known as Group A Strep.

Please read the letter and poster for more information on this matter. 

Thank you,

Mr. McCarthy