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Scarlet fever: beginning of a new season

Following the significant increase in scarlet fever cases over the last two years, early indications for 2015 to 2016 suggest we may be entering a third season of high numbers of infections.

So far this season, 2155 scarlet fever reports have been made across England since the second week of September (weeks 37 to 50 of 2015).

Around 250 cases of scarlet fever are currently being notified each week across England, remaining similar to last year but higher than previous years. More.....