January scarlet fever cases in Staffordshire have nearly tripled, Public Health England medics reveal



Medics have reported a sharp spike in cases of a nasty infection that leaves children suffering with vomiting, a painful rash and swollen glands.
Scarlet fever cases in Staffordshire have nearly tripled this year compared to the same period in 2017.
In the first four weeks of 2018, 34 suspected cases of the bacterial disease were reported in Staffordshire to Public Health England.
That is the highest number in the last five years, with just 13 cases reported in last year.
Nick Phin, deputy director at Public Health England, said: "It's not uncommon to see a rise in cases of scarlet... read more

 
12 February 2018 in Regional West, Views: 71
Source: Burton Mail
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