There has been a recent increase in infections caused by Group A streptococcus bacteria across the country, resulting in the deaths of a small number of children. While these infections remain uncommon, it is important to be aware of the symptoms and maintain good hygiene practices to minimise risk.
Common symptoms in children include:
- Sore throat
- A fine, pinkish or red body rash with a sandpapery feel.
If you wish to learn more, or suspect that your child may be infected, our full guidance on the topic can be found here.