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PHE urges vigilance in spotting signs of scarlet fever

 

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PHE urges vigilance in spotting signs of scarlet fever

Public Health England (PHE) advises parents to be aware of scarlet fever symptoms following a substantial rise in reported cases across England in 2017 to 2018.

The latest data shows 20,372 cases of scarlet fever have been reported since mid-September 2017, compared to an average of 9,461 for the same period over the last five years. sThere were 1,180 cases reported for the most recent week (2 to 8 April 2018).