A case of scarlet fever was reported in a classroom at Weston Elementary School in Imlay City.
A letter sent home to parents by school officials advised them to check their children carefully and to inform the school if they suspect their children have it.
Scarlet fever is a highly contagious bacterial illness that develops in some people who have strep throat. It features a bright red rash that covers most of the body. It is almost always accompanied by a sore throat and a high fever.
Scarlet fever is most common in children 5 to 15 years of age.
- Red rash
- Red lines
- Flushed face
- Strawberry tongue
- Fever of 101 degrees or higher, often with chills
- Very sore and red throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- Enlarged glands in the neck that are tender to the touch
- Nausea or vomiting