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Scarlet Fever Notice

SCARLET FEVER

Please be aware a pupil in school has been diagnosed with Scarlet Fever, although the child does not have the usual rash (which looks like sunburn and feels like sandpaper).

The symptoms you need to look out for are:

Red lines/streaks around the armpits, elbows and knees. Flushed face, Strawberry tongue, or a white tongue with red dots on the surface.  A red sore throat with white and yellow patches.  Fever above 38.3, chills, headache, nausea and vomiting.

Scarlet Fever is contagious, your child must be seen by a doctor, treated with antibiotics and kept off school for 3 days whilst they are infectious.

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