Scarlet fever on the loose in the region

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Ollerton Primary School has confirmed there were three cases of Scarlet fever last week at the school.

While one child had returned after a short period at home, while two siblings remained absent as a precaution.

Headteacher Carl Braithwaite said: “There is a bit of a crisis in the region at the moment. We have sent a letter to parents telling them what to look out for.

“People should seek medical attention if they have any concerns.”

The infection affects 4–8-year-old children. Symptoms include sore throat, fever and a red rash.

It is treated with antibiotics.