Scarlet Fever Is Back! Parents: These Are The Symptoms To Watch For

Mar 29, 2016 at 1:35 pm |

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Before I became a parent, there were many illnesses I had never heard about, but I quickly learned about them when my kids contracted them. Hand, Foot and Mouth disease and Fifths Disease were two that terrified me, mostly because they had the word ‘disease’ in the title. That’s enough to scare any parent! Once I knew what I was dealing with and what my child had, everything was a bit better.

While scarlet fever might not be a popular illness in today’s children thanks to our advanced medical care, Public Health England is reporting an alarming recurrence of the disease.

Recent incidents have reached an almost 50-year high and parents are urged to know the symptoms since early treatment is key.


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Public health in England is reporting an alarming recurrence of scarlet fever. Parents are urged to know the symptoms.

Watch for these scarlet fever symptoms.