Infections and Diseases
MMR & Measles
The UKHSA Immunisation, vaccine and preventable diseases division have published a leaflet containing posters, leaflets and other resources for health and education settings.
Many of the resources are suitable for school and nursery staff to display at school enterances and in traffic areas for parents and carers of children as a reminder to prompt them to check that their child is up to date. They are free to download and also free to order.
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National Strep-A Helpline
You have one or more cases of chickenpox or flu in the class that has scarlet fever at the same time. This is because infection with scarlet fever and either chickenpox or flu at the same time can result in more serious illness.
You are experiencing an outbreak of scarlet fever in a setting / class that provides care or education to children who are clinically vulnerable.
The outbreak continues for over 2 weeks, despite taking steps to control it.
Any child or staff member is admitted to hospital with any Group A Strep (GAS) infection (or there is a death).
Any issues that are making it difficult to manage the outbreak.
Translated Letters to Parents
The information above has been translated into several languages to provide to parents in letter form:
Tagged under: Strep A, infection, scarlet fever, helplines