Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK officials warn over Strep infections after child deaths

UK health officials on Friday warned parents to be alert for scarlet fever symptoms in their children, following the death of six youngsters from a more serious Group A strep-related illness.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Does COVID-19 spread in schools?

Shiranee Sriskandan, professor of infectious disease within the Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial College London, explains how a study of COVID-19 in London schools provides insights for this winter and future ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Supercharged 'clones' spark scarlet fever's re-emergence

A University of Queensland-led team of international researchers says supercharged "clones" of the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes are to blame for the resurgence of the disease, which has caused high death rates for centuries.

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