Group A streptococcal infections – From the LLR Strategic Coordination Centre

06.12.22:

Current invasive Group A streptococcus (iGAS) infection notifications remain unusually high for this time of year, particularly in children. Marked increases in scarlet fever notifications are also being seen.

Investigations are underway following reports of an increase in lower respiratory tract GAS infections in children over the past few weeks, which have caused severe illness. A high burden of co-circulating viral infections may be contributing to the increased severity and complications through co-infection. 

Please find some useful videos done by Prof Damian Roland as an advice for parents and carers on group A streptococcus and scarlet fever .

 Longer:  Group A Streptococcus and Scarlet Fever – YouTube

Group A Streptococcus and Scarlet Fever Advice for Parents and Carer regarding the increase in cases (December 2022) in the United Kingdom. A prototype to develop further resources – please comments on what’s useful and what isn’t? www.youtube.com

Shorter: Parent & Carer advice on Group A Strep & Scarlet Fever – YouTube

Parent & Carer advice on Group A Strep & Scarlet Fever – YouTube Short video to help parents and carers decision making for their child. Published during December 2022 increase in Scarlet Fever and Group A Strep cases in t… www.youtube.com

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