Spilsby Online - Latest News, Views and Events from around Spilsby

Spilsby Online - Local News, Views and Events

Scarlet fever cases on the rise again in Lincolnshire

Article Written By: East Lindsey Target

Parents in Lincolnshire are being warned to look out for symptoms of scarlet fever in their children again amid reports that cases are on the rise again, with 22 reported cases in the county in the past four weeks.

Scarlet FeverScarlet fever remains a concern for doctors after a sharp rise across the country during 2015 - and health officials have warned that we're not at the peak of infections yet.

Since December 13, there have been 22 reports of scarlet fever cases in Lincolnshire, with 10 reported on week ending December 13, five cases on week ending December 20, and seven cases during the week ending December 27.

Nationally, scarlet fever cases have risen dramatically, up from 4,643 cases in 2013 to 15,637 in 2014 and 17,637 in 2015.

And in East Lindsey, there have been reportrs of one case of scarlet fever and one case of campylobacteriosis.

According to advice from Public Health England, infections of scarlet fever tend to peak in March and April - a breakdown of infectious diseases has been issued in a report by Public Health England.

Scarlet fever was often deadly in the Victorian era but became milder in the late 20th century.

Symptoms include a sore throat, headache, and fever accompanied by a distinctive rash on the chest or stomach.

Read the full article on the East Lindsey Target website.

The above link will open a new window redirecting you to the full article page on the East Lindsey Target website. Although we check the link at the time of publication we cannot be responsible for the content of external websites.

Published: Thursday 7th January 2016

By submitting your comment you are confirming that your post meets the site terms & conditions. Posts which do not meet the terms & conditions may be subject to moderation or removal.

Your comments may take a few moments to appear in the main comment box above.

Related Articles

Article Tags

»  Fever
»  Cases
»  Scarlet
»  December
»  Health
»  Ending

Article Links

  • None Available

Although we try to check the suitability of each of our external links, we cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.