Deadly scarlet fever cases soar to the highest level in England for 50 years following Asian outbreak and experts issue guidance to nurseries and schools on how to manage the 'Victorian disease'



Deadly scarlet fever cases have soared to the highest level in England for 50 years, new research reveals.
More than 19,000 cases were reported in 2016, which is the most since 1967 and seven times more than in 2011, a study found. 
Although the cause of the outbreak is unclear, the bacteria is highly contagious and may have reached England from the surge of incidences in Vietnam, China, South Korea and Hong Kong, according to researchers.
The 'Victorian disease', which affected more than 100,000 in England in the 1990s, can cause life-threatening complications including pneumonia, sepsis... read more

 
28 November 2017 in Health, Views: 59
Source: Daily Mail
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