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Parents told to look out for scarlet fever symptoms


Scarlet fever is a seasonal bacterial illness that is common at this time of year, mainly affects children, and is easily treated with antibiotics.

The latest report by Public Health England (PHE) on seasonal levels of Group A streptococcal infection shows that 9,887 cases of scarlet fever have been reported since mid-September 2018, compared to an average of 14,128 for the same period over the past five years.



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