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Can you tell me how contagious is scarlet fever?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Avoidable

With good hand washing and avoiding any oral secretions of the patient this is avoidable.
Scarlet fever is just a form of group A strep disease, commonly a throat infection.Once the patient has been on antibiotic treatment for 24 hours, they are no longer considered contagious.

In brief: Avoidable

With good hand washing and avoiding any oral secretions of the patient this is avoidable.
Scarlet fever is just a form of group A strep disease, commonly a throat infection.Once the patient has been on antibiotic treatment for 24 hours, they are no longer considered contagious.
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