21. Scarlet Fever (symptoms (red, sore throat, fever, red rash like…
21. Scarlet Fever
acute contagious disease caused by group A bacteria of streptococcus.
inflammation of nose, throat mouth and red rash.
more prevalent in children
transmitted via inhalation of droplets or sometimes contact with objects e.g. toys
untreated people can spread bacteria for 10- 21 days, possibly months
treated- contagious period ends after 24h
red, sore throat
red rash like sandpaper
red skin in underarm and elbow (creases)
white coating of tongue/ back of throat
source of infection
person infected with scarlet fever
rapid antigen/strep test
isolation ends no less than 10 days after onset