A father’s face was disfigured and his limbs were previously amputated… Dangerous bacteria claimed the lives of 9 children in Britain

The news of the “Strep A” bacteria is leading the news of British newspapers during the current period, following 9 children died in Britain, as a result of their infection, following it spread in Britain once more following regarding 3 years.

This bacteria caused the death of 8 children in both England and Wales, in addition to one child in Northern Ireland, and in Scotland, 437 children were infected with streptococcus in the past two weeks, according to The Guardian newspaper.

In a strange injury of its kind, a 42-year-old British father came out to warn parents of streptococcus A, following suffering and being severely affected by it.

And the beginning was when Alex Lewis thought he had the flu, in 2013, when he was in constant pain for 10 days, but his health condition worsened, which necessitated his transfer to the hospital, but it turned out that he was infected with dangerous bacteria and his chance of survival was only 3%. .

And among the symptoms that Alex felt, was severe pain, accompanied by a turn of his skin color to purple, and his limbs stopped performing their functions, so the doctors provided him with what helped him to do them mechanically.

Louis lost all four limbs of his body, had to undergo surgery to reconstruct the face, and the injury led to a sore throat and blood poisoning, following the infection destroyed his entire mouth. However, the father of two managed to survive.


It is noteworthy that among the children who died recently in Britain was a five-year-old girl who was receiving treatment at the Royal Belfast Hospital.

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The girl was transferred to the intensive care unit, where she died days following the death of a 4-year-old. It seems that he is the son of an Arab family, because his name is Muhammad Ibrahim Ali.

A 12-year-old student in London and another 6-year-old died, in addition to 5 children, each under 5 years old.

The newspaper confirmed that the country’s health services authority, “NHC”, is well prepared to deal with the spread of infection, stressing that there is no shortage of antibiotics that fight this health problem.


This infection causes a sore throat and fever that leads to a rash, and occurs as a result of physical contact or from droplets of sneezing and coughing.

The authorities warned that people over the age of 65, those with HIV, those who use steroids, or those with diabetes, heart disease or cancer are the most vulnerable to infection, along with children.

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