Protecting your child.

June 2019. Devon County Council has asked us to share a letter of notice. Public Health England is seeing an increase in the number of cases of scarlet fever and/or chickenpox.

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. It causes a rash of red, itchy spots that turn into fluid-filled blisters.
For most children, chickenpox is a mild illness that gets better on its own. But some children can become more seriously ill and need to see a doctor. Contact your GP straight away if your child develops any abnormal symptoms.

Scarlet Fever is also a mild childhood illness but unlike chickenpox, it requires antibiotic treatment. Symptoms include a sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting, followed by a fine red rash which typically first appears on the chest and stomach, rapidly spreading to other parts of the body.
If you think you, or your child, have Scarlet Fever, contact your GP straight away or contact NHS 111 as soon as possible.
Please click on the download button to read the letter of advise from Devon Cornwall and Somerset Public Health England Centre.

If you think you, or your child, have Scarlet Fever, contact your GP straight away or contact NHS 111 as soon as possible.


Please click on the download button to read the letter of advise from Devon Cornwall and Somerset Public Health England Centre.

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