Advisory from MOH on Scarlett Fever

Common symptoms of scarlet fever may include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Sore throat
· Fever (38ºC or above)
· A red rash with a sandpaper feel
· Bright red underarm, elbow and groin skin creases
· A whitish coating on the tongue or back of the throat
· A "strawberry" tongue
· Headache
· Nausea and/or vomiting
· Swollen glands
· Body aches

To prevent transmission of infections, schools are also advised to maintain high standards of hygiene and sanitation. These include emphasizing good hygiene practices at school, observing proper hand washing techniques and respiratory etiquette, and maintaining good ventilation.

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