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Scarlet Fever Update

A higher than usual number of cases of scarlet fever, caused by invasive Group A streptococcal (iGAS) infections, are being reported in children across the country.

Whilst the Government and NHS have said that the risk to the public remains low, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has advised parents to be on the lookout for symptoms and to contact NHS 111 or their GP if they are concerned.

Here is a copy of the letter from UKHSA sent by Rachel Flowers, Croydon’s Director of Public Health.