Scarlet fever dating
This was seven times more than just five years earlier.
Any child diagnosed with scarlet fever should not go to school until at least 24 hours after the start of antibiotic treatment while any adult affected should stay off work for at least 24 hours after starting treatment. PHE said tests have ruled out the possibility of a newly emerging strain of strep group A that is more easily spread between people.
Early signs to look out for are a sore throat, headache and fever with a pinkish/red sandpapery rash appearing within a day or two.