This alert is to advise you that there is an increase of Scarlet Fever across the East Midlands and for you to be aware of this and what you will need to do to prevent the spread. The attached Posters and FAQs leaflet give you information and advice on the management. If you have any concerns contact your named health visitor, school nurse, or advise the family to contact their doctor.
Scarlet Fever most commonly occurs in children 2 – 10 years old, and less so with older children and adults. It is a highly contagious disease, where the child should be excluded from school and treated with an antibiotic. They can return to school if well enough once they have a full 24 hour cover from the antibiotic.