Strep A & Scarlet Fever Information

Strep A and Scarlet Fever – information for parents and guardians

You may be worried about stories of Strep A in the media recently. Strep A is a very common bacteria that usually causes a mild infection producing sore throats or scarlet fever. It can be easily treated with antibiotics to reduce the risk of complications such as pneumonia and spread to others. Unfortunately, in extremely rare cases it can cause serious complications.

We understand that this is an anxious time for patients with young children but our team our here to help you. Please do not panic but remain vigilant. There is some useful guidance about the symptoms to watch out for at:

Scarlet fever | nidirect

Scarlet fever and Group A Strep | Belfast Health & Social Care Trust (