BREAKING: UK facing shortage of antibiotic used to treat Strep A virus


The UK is reportedly facing a shortage of a drug used to treat Strep A amid rising infections.

Issues with the supply chain, rising costs and a shortage of raw ingredients has led to a diminished supply of amoxicillin.

Supermarkets and chemists are understood to have run out of the drug, while smaller pharmacists are said to be struggling to source it at all.

Meanwhile, seventh child has died of the virus on Sunday as reported by Emmanuels Blog.

Mother-of-two Jen Pharo, 38, told The Sun that her local Tesco store had run out when she went to purchase some for her young daughter.

“They said they couldn’t order any more as their supplier had none. I did find some at my local chemist, but they were down to their last bottle.

“It’s alarming we can run out of such a basic medicine,” she concluded.

Strep throat is different from a regular sore throat and the pain can affect sufferers very quickly.

Symptoms include pain when swallowing, fever, red and swollen tonsils – sometimes with white patches or streaks of pus – breathing difficulties and headaches.

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