Local schools in Wales have been informed of a recent increase in notifications of scarlet fever to Public Health Wales. There were 476 cases in the first 8 weeks of 2018, compared to 295 in the same period in 2017. We ask Allah to protect us all. Ameen ya Rabb.

http://NHS Direct Wales website information on scarlet fever: https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/encyclopaedia/s/article/scarletfever Public Health Wales information on scarlet fever: http://howis.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/63112 Infection prevention and control for childcare settings and schools: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/75726 Public Health England guidance on outbreaks of scarlet fever in schools and nurseries: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/scarlet-fever-managing-outbreaks-in-schools- and-nurseries