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Update on rising scarlet fever numbers across England

Public Health England (PHE) has reported a continued significant increase in scarlet fever notifications across England with 883 new cases reported from 24 to 30 March: the highest weekly total since 1982.

5,012 new cases have now been reported since the season began in September 2013, compared to an average of 1,650 cases reported for the same period in the previous 10 years.