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Confirmed Scarlet Fever Cases in the Academy

December 2022

Ref: SK/AC


Dear Family

Confirmed Scarlet Fever Cases in the Academy

We are writing to let you know that there have been two confirmed cases of Scarlet Fever in our Year 8 cohort.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of Scarlet Fever?

Anyone who develops any of the following signs or symptoms must contact the GP and stay at home until 24 hours after taking a first dose of antibiotics or 2 weeks after symptoms started (if child is not taking antibiotics). Scarlet Fever is highly infectious and usually mild in terms of symptoms.

Signs & Symptoms of Scarlet Fever

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • A fine, pinkish, or red body rash with a sandpapery feel. (On darker skin the rash can be more difficult to see but will have a sandpapery feel)

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Kelly at the Academy on 0121 558 8086

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Kelly                                                                                     Mr D Irish

Academy First Aider                                                                     Principal

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