Home > Medical > Sore throat > Sore throat basics 18 June 2019 WATCH: What is strep throat? Strep throat is most common in kids, but adults can also pick up the infection. 0 Strep throat is a bacterial infection of your throat. It can pass easily from person to person. It is most common in children, but adults can also contract this infection.Image credit: iStock Related articles What may be causing my persistent sore throat? Are you experiencing a scratchy throat – without a cold, flu or fever – that's simply not clearing up? Here’s what could be causing your chronic sore throat. GPs could safely reduce antibiotics for respiratory tract infections A study found that reducing antibiotic prescription for people with respiratory tract infections had a minimal effect on safety. 5 myths you probably believe about tonsillitis Tonsillectomy. Sore throat. Ice cream. Check how much you really know about the tonsils and what it means when they’re infected.