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Strep A: Hampshire survivor Alex Lewis sends message to parents


A HAMPSHIRE dad who had all 4 limbs amputated and endured facial reconstruction after contracting Strep A has warned dad and mom to be vigilant as a seventh baby within the UK has died from the bacterial an infection.

Alex Lewis thought he had ‘man flu’ again in 2013 however collapsed and was rushed to hospital the place he was given simply a 3 % probability of survival. He had contracted Strep A, adopted by Septicaemia.

Experiences {that a} 12-year-old schoolboy from London has turn into the most recent baby to die after contracting the uncommon, invasive an infection, has introduced all of it again for the campaigner, fundraiser, and in-demand public speaker.

READ MORE: Strep A: What’s it? Signs, remedy and the way it spreads

Alex, 42, instructed the Day by day Echo: “I noticed an interview with the daddy of a bit woman in Alder Hey hospital and that was fairly uncooked. I can solely think about what he is going by and I do know my household went by related. It is powerful.

“It is nice that the press is elevating consciousness. I believe it is vital that folks do not panic as it’s chilly and flu season, however with low baseline immunity after two years of not mixing, issues are spreading in faculties and it is fairly a worrying time.

“Do not be afraid to ask for assist and recommendation. We all know the NHS is underneath a whole lot of strain, however contact your GP, name 111 or go to A&E if vital and get your baby on antibiotics. 

“It is higher to be protected than sorry. I am very fortunate to be right here. Do not be afraid to push to have your baby seen.”

Daily Echo:

Alex, who lives in Stockbridge together with his spouse Lucy Townsend and practically 12-year-old son Sam, is the patron of the Lee Spark NF  Basis, the one UK charity providing assist and assist to anybody affected by extreme streptococcal infections or Necrotising Fasciitis.

Well being specialists are investigating circumstances of Strep A an infection after the deaths of seven younger kids and an increase in circumstances.

Infections attributable to Strep A embrace the pores and skin an infection impetigo, scarlet fever and strep throat.

Whereas the overwhelming majority of infections are comparatively gentle, typically the micro organism may cause life-threatening Group A Streptococcal illness.

The micro organism are unfold by contact with an contaminated individual or contaminated pores and skin lesions.

READ MORE: Indicators and signs of Strep A and Scarlet Fever 

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