Increase in scarlet fever notifications in the United Kingdom, 2013/2014

R. Guy, C. Williams, N. Irvine, A. Reynolds, J. Coelho, V. Saliba, D. Thomas, L. Doherty, Victoria Chalker, B. von Wissmann, Meera Chand-Kumar, A. Efstratiou, Mary Ramsay, Theresa Lamagni

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Abstract

Increases in scarlet fever above usual seasonal levels are currently being seen across the United Kingdom. Medical practitioners have been alerted to the exceptional increase in incidence. Given the potential for this to signal a population increase in invasive group A streptococcal disease, close monitoring of invasive disease is essential.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume19
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

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