Scarlet Fever on the Rise

Researchers say they don't know what's causing the outbreak

Medical researchers are seeing a mysterious rise in cases of Scarlet Fever across England and East Asia

Scarlet Fever is a bacterial disease that usually affects children and produces a bright red rash covering most of the body.

It also develops in some people with Strep Tthroat.

In a report published in the journal ‘Lancet Infectious Diseases’ scientists report that Scarlet Fever infections have been rising for several years in the United Kingdom, hitting a 50-year-high in 2016 with nearly 20-thousand cases.

Researchers say they don’t know what’s causing the outbreak and are urging doctors around the world to watch out for symptoms and new cases.

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