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Alexandra Primary School

Alexandra Primary School
Public Health - Scarlet Fever & Strep A


We are writing to inform you of a recent national increase in notifications of scarlet fever to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), above seasonal expected levels.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the signs, symptoms and the actions to be taken if you think that you or your child might have scarlet fever.

Please click here for Full Information from UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)


Contact NHS 111 or your GP if:

•your child is getting worse

•your child is feeding or eating much less than normal

•your child has had a dry nappy for 12 hours or more or shows other signs of dehydration

•your baby is under 3 months and has a temperature of 38°C, or is older than 3 months and has a temperature of 39°C or higher

•your baby feels hotter than usual when you touch their back or chest, or feels sweaty

•your child is very tired or irritable

Call 999 or go to A&E if:

•your child is having difficulty breathing – you may notice grunting noises or their tummy sucking under their ribs

•there are pauses when your child breathes

•your child’s skin, tongue or lips are blue

•your child is floppy and will not wake up or stay awake


Letter from the UK Health Security Agency

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