Increase in Scarlet Fever

Public Health England have observed a sixth consecutive season of elevated scarlet fever activity since 2014.

Please remind yourself of the signs and symptoms of scarlet fever and read advice on Infection control.

Recommended actions if you suspect an outbreak at your school or nursery:

  • Contact your Health Protection Team on 0300 303 8162 for advice
  • Your Health Protection Team will provide you with a letter to cascade to staff and parents if appropriate
    Although scarlet fever is usually a mild illness, patients can develop complications and if you have any concerns please contact your local Health Protection Team for advice.

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