SCARLET FEVER: How to protect against infection

Hand hygiene is important in preventing Scarlet Fever
Hand hygiene is important in preventing Scarlet Fever
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Good hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection, which is often transferred by coughs and sneezes, direct physical contact or through shared contact with toys, table tops, taps and handles.

To protect against infection parents and carers should:

• Make sure children wash their hands regularly

• Not allow children to share cutlery with an infected person

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• Make sure children avoid people with the infection

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• Wash or dispose of tissues or handkerchiefs used by an infected person

• Be aware that you can catch scarlet fever by inhaling airborne droplets if someone with the illness coughs or sneezes in the air near you.