Strep A and Scarlet Fever

There are currently higher than normal rates of Group A Strep and Scarlet Fever in the UK. Scarlet Fever, caused by the bacteria Group A Streptococcus, is usually a mild illness but is highly infectious. It is much more common in children than adults and it is important that children with scarlet fever are seen so that they can be started on antibiotics. This is to reduce the chance of their infection becoming more severe but also to stop them spreading the infection to others, especially those at higher risk of severe infection such as the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Please see the link for full information

Strep A and Scarlet Fever (

If after reading the full information via the link you believe you need to be seen please contact the surgery for further advice.