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Scarlet Fever Resurfacing in Some Parts of the World

Posted 5 Nov 2015 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 – Scarlet fever, a childhood disease that had been largely relegated to the history books, is reappearing in some parts of the world, researchers warn. Outbreaks have been reported in the United Kingdom and Asia, said scientists at the Australian Infectious Diseases Center at the University of Queensland. "We have not yet had an outbreak in Australia, but over the past five years there have been more than 5,000 cases in Hong Kong [a 10-fold increase] and more than 100,000 cases in China," Mark Walker, a professor in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, said in a university news release. "An outbreak in the U.K. has resulted in 12,000 cases since last year," he added. The research team used genetic sequencing to investigate the rise in scarlet fever-causing bacteria and its increasing resistance to antibiotics. The study was published online Nov. 2 ... Read more

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