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Smorgasbord Health Column – Health in the News – Scarlet Fever Cases Rocket.


Important Medical Concern!

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Scarlet Fever was in the news at the end of March and there is a worrying upward trend in cases. There have been a number of articles in the last few weeks so I will give you the summaries and the links to view the whole post.

First… what is Scarlet Fever?

This is a disease that was very prevalent in the Victorian age, especially in heavily populated areas where families would be living in one or two rooms in very close proximity to each other. Scarlatina (Scarlet Fever) is a bacterial infection caused by Group A Streptococcus.

Strep commonly causes a variety of infections including very sore throats and skin infections and certain strep bacteria can release a toxin which results in the rash which produces very red skin, hence the ‘Scarlet’

Usually in health children and early teens the infection is not serious and is usually cleared quickly…

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Lyn Horner resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and a pair of very spoiled cats. Trained in the visual arts, Lyn worked as a fashion illustrator and art instructor before she took up writing. This hobby grew into a love of research and the crafting of passionate love stories based on that research. This blog is designed to spotlight Lyn's books and share the work of other creative people.

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