It has come to our attention at the Homewell.Curlew Practice that there has been an outbreak of Scarlet Fever in a local school.
Scarlet fever, also called scarlatina, is an infection that causes a blotchy, pink-red rash. It’s most common in young children, but can affect people of any age.
It isn’t usually serious and can be treated with antibiotics from your GP. Once you’ve had it, you’re unlikely to get it again.
For more information and a list of symptoms please visit the NHS Choices website.