How does temperature affect transmission of scarlet fever?

Updated: Jun 21, 2019
  • Author: Bahman Sotoodian, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The organism is able to survive extremes of temperature and humidity, which allows spread by fomites. Geographic distribution of skin infections tends to favor warmer or tropical climates and occurs mainly in summer or early fall in temperate climates.


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