group A streptococcus
A common but virulent streptococcus that kills the tissue it infects and produces toxins that trigger a form of shock that affects the vital organs.
A Smack Of Jellyfish And Other Strange Animal GroupsAnd, many of these animal groups have colorful, fanciful names: a murder of crows, a covey of partridges, a clowder of cats.
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