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Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever is another one of those illnesses that occurs in people with strep throat. Scarlet fever is also called “scarlentina” though many Drs use this term to describe a less severe form of scarlet fever. It is most commonly diagnosed in children between 5-15 years of age. Scarlet fever is highly contagious which made it one of the most feared illnesses in the past…

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Rheumatic Fever
by Kimberly Allen, RN Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune disorder.  It is not caused by the bacteria but your immune systems response to it.  Rheumatic fever is usually diagnosed in children between 5-15 years of age but can occur at any age.Reumatic fever affects both boys and girls as well as all races. ... Read more
Strep Throat

Strep throat is caused by group A streptococcus bacteria and is highly contagious. The most common method of transmission is through air borne droplets. Which means if you are living in or working in close proximity to someone that is infected with strep chances are you’re going to get it too. Day care centers and schools are the most common places where the strep bacteria spread…

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