Is scarlet fever highly contagious bc my coworker has it?

Scarlet fever. Scarlet fever is an uncommon sign of a common strep infection. The strep germ typically causes bad sore throat (pharyngitis) with pus and fever and pain, and is easily spread to others in the house. In only about 1% of cases it also causes a pink, rough, sandpapery kind of rash all over the body; if this occurs, they called the illness "scarlet fever." the scarlet fever is not itself contagious.

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My child has scarlet fever. Is she contagious?

Yes. Scarlet fever is the result of an infection due to streptococcus bacteria, typically resulting from strep throat in children. So, your child would be considered contagious until treated for their presumed strep infection. Just make sure the rash is actually scarlett fever and not resulting from a different cause such as a virus. Read more...
Scarlet Fever. Scarlet fever is highly contagious! as soon as a person contracts it, he becomes contagious to those around him. The bacteria causing it reside in the throat, mouth, nose, or on the skin of the infected person. It usually spreads through water droplets, expelled by the infected person when he coughs or sneezes, as well as through his saliva and mucus. Read more...
Yes. These patients are considered contagious from at least 24 hrs prior to the onset of the fever/rash and for the first 24 hours after starting treatment. Those who acquire the strep from this case would be expected to also develop the rash unless treated prior to the onset of fever. Read more...

Can you tell me how contagious is scarlet fever?

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. Read more...