Scarlet fever (Strep A)

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As you may have heard in the news recently there have been a rise in cases of Strep A in the UK.

Group A Streptococcus (GAS), also known as Strep A, are bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the throat.

Most strep A infections are mild and easily treated, but some are more serious.

Visit the NHS website to learn more about symptoms to look out for, when to seek medical help and what to do in an    emergency:

For further information on childhood illnesses, there is a brilliant guide available online. It covers lots of conditions from colds and coughs through to scarlet fever and sepsis