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Monday, April 7, 2014

Scarlet fever cases reach record high in England

Via Xinhua :

Scarlet fever cases in England rose to a record weekly high, and had kept rising for around six months with a current total of more than 5,000 cases, according to Public Health England (PHE).

In a report published on Friday, PHE revealed that England had 883 new cases of scarlet fever reported from March 24 to March 30, the highest weekly total since 1982 when the record was available.
Since the season began in last September, a total of 5,012 new cases have now been reported, and a significant increase continued, according to the PHE."

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