Over 100 cases of this “highly contagious” illness in Derbyshire
Warnings from health organisations have been issued as incidents of scarlet fever seem to be on the rise. The illness, which usually affects younger children, has seen a significant number of new cases in Derbyshire, according to a recent report on the Quest Media Network website.
Director of public health at Derbyshire County Council, Dean Wallace, is quoted by article author Eddie Bisknell as saying
“People need to be vigilant and monitor the symptoms and to contact their GP (if they see symptoms) and to follow basic hygiene rules such as washing their hands regularly.”
Although cases are on the increase, the numbers come as no surprise – and were even to an extent anticipated as people begin to mix freely again after the pandemic restrictions.
More hand washing guidance
Meanwhile, a recent report on the Scottish Sun website by Terri-Ann Williams also recognises the need for vigilance and hand washing. This report quotes a consultant in communicable disease for UKHSA in the East Midlands. Dr Samia Latif said
“To limit the spread of scarlet fever, remember to practice good hand hygiene by washing hands with warm water and soap, not sharing drinking glasses or utensils, and covering the nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.”
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