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EXPIRED Scarlet fever – information from Public Health England

Public Health England are reporting a national increase in the notifications of scarlet fever above expected levels. 

The attached letter contains advice for schools including signs and symptoms, infection control advice and recommended actions if schools suspect an outbreak.  Although usually a mild illness, patients can develop complications – if schools have concerns they should contact their local Health Protection Team.




"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."