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Scarlet fever guidelines

28/02/2018

Public Health England has produced guidelines for health protection teams to control outbreaks of scarlet fever in schools, nurseries and other childcare settings.

These guidelines were first developed by the national incident management team (IMT) in response to the upsurge in scarlet fever in April 2014 and subsequently updated by a subgroup of the IMT in 2016 and 2017 to reflect the changing epidemiology, evidence and feedback on implementation in practice. You can read the guidance here

A set of scarlet fever FAQs - intended for health professionals to give to the public - are available at: Scarlet fever: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment.

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