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Could scarlet fever be contracted by drinking contaminated water?

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Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Contagious: The bacteria that causes scarlet fever can be spread through nasal or throat fluids by sneezing or coughing. If there is a child with scarlet fever or strep throat, other people should avoid sharing drinking glasses or eating utensils with the infected child. Washing hands is very important to minimize infectious spread. Public water sources should not be a source of infection.

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Last updated May 16, 2015

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