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CDC warns of rising strep throat infections among children

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The CDC is investigating a rise in severe cases of strep throat among kids in the U.S. Several children’s hospitals across the country have reported an increase in strep cases since November, including in Colorado where two children died.

Dr. Peter Hotez of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development joined NewsHour’s Geoff Bennett to discuss.