‘They did everything they could’: Family sounds alarm over fatal Strep A case in N.S.

When David Gilson’s family had the flu spread throughout their house in February, his daughter and wife both had mild cases. But when David’s virus hit, it left him with a temperature of 104°F, his wife Mary told Global News. She said after taking advice from Nova Scotia Health’s 811 services, Gilson went to Fishermen’s … Read more

New Brunswick woman wants to get a strep A test. It’s proving to be difficult

Early testing is key to treating an aggressive form of strep A that has already claimed the lives of five New Brunswickers this year. But getting tested, it seems, isn’t that easy. A Turtle Creek, N.B., woman says she has been unable to get testing for Group A streptococcus — a bacterial infection — despite … Read more

‘His body hurt so bad’: Father dies from aggressive form of strep, family speaks out

An aggressive form of strep is on the rise across the country and has already claimed five lives in New Brunswick this year — barely a month into 2024. The Wetmore family in Riverview, N.B., is now urging people to get tested for Group A strep, after they say their father and husband was one … Read more