How can contagion be minimized in scarlet fever?

Updated: Jun 21, 2019
  • Author: Bahman Sotoodian, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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At this time, a vaccine for group A streptococci does not exist. [27]  To minimize contagion, children with scarlet fever should not return to school or daycare until they have completed 24 hours of antibiotic therapy and are clinically improving. 

Hand hygiene and proper maintenance of environmental hygiene should be highly reinforced.


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