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Recently, there has been coverage in the news about increased cases of scarlet fever and ‘strep A’.

Scarlet fever is a contagious infection that mostly affects young children. Most cases are mild and can be easily treated with antibiotics.

The Healthier Together website has produced some very useful information, including common symptoms with supporting images.

There is also a helpful ‘traffic light’ system matching symptoms to the necessary action you should take.

Go to or the Healthier Together app for everything you need to know.