Father of girl, 4, fighting for life with Strep A infection is ‘praying for a miracle’

The father of a four-year-old girl left fighting for her life in hospital after contracting Strep A has said they are “hoping and praying for a miracle”.

Camila Rose Burns, four, has been on a ventilator at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool since Monday.

Six children have died with an invasive form of the Strep A bacterial infection in recent months.

Dean Burns urged parents with any concerns about their children’s health to “scoop them up” and to get checked.

Experts say there are more Strep A cases than usual this year.

Strep A infections are usually mild, causing illness ranging from a sore throat to scarlet fever, but they can develop into a more serious invasive Group A Strep (iGAS) infection.

Health officials confirmed on Friday that six children had died with iGAS – including five under-10-year-olds in England – since September. Hanna Roap, a primary school pupil from Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, in Wales, has also died and her family said their hearts have been

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