Measures taken to prevent fever outbreak
The number of cases of scarlet fever have been increasing since a new strain of the virus have already affected 279 patients, mostly children aged between 4 to 10 years old. None of the infection were serious and most cases were isolated happening in some schools and kindergartens.
Center Disease Control and Prevention said that the cases were just the same in the same period last year, but is expected to rise in the next few months. The outbreak was traced to a new deadly strain of the virus and considered more contagious. Measures were already taken to tightly monitor the spread of the disease. Staffs in all medical establishments were ordered to report any cases of scarlet fever. Staffs were also trained to handle the disease.
Symptoms of the virus may show up as fever, sore throat, rashes and a strawberry colored tongue. Scarlet fever usually subsides in 48 hours with proper medical treatment. People are advised to keep areas well ventilated and clean, residents are also advised to regularly wash their hands to prevent the spread of the virus.