Cases of scarlet fever on the rise across Cumbria



Almost all areas of the county have now had confirmed cases since the beginning of November - with a sharp rise in the past fortnight, according to Public Health England.
Scarlet fever is an infectious disease spread through close contact, and is most common between December and April.
As it is so contagious, particularly among children, parents are being warned to be on high alert for the signs - which include a characteristic pinkish/red sandpapery rash.
The most recent five cases, confirmed in the last week, were in Carlisle, Allerdale and South Lakeland.
The previous week there were... read more

 
14 December 2017 in Regional North West , Views: 45
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