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how many people are infected with scarlet fever a year?

By Anonymous December 13, 2010 - 4:15pm
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Yeah the questions asker just wanted a simple, normal answer about a question they had. You, Pat, don't have to get so offensive and rude to people that do have it. Just be a normal person about it. I had the same question, that's why I came to this website. If you're not going to answer the question normally, just don't answer. It is pretty simple.

May 11, 2016 - 1:00pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) don't have statistics on this which is a bit odd as they're usually good at that.

However, I suspect it may be due to many cases of strep throat (scarlet fever is Group Strep A) being given as a general diagnosis without detailing that it's actually one or the other.

We can say that only a small number of scarlet fever cases some from having strep. Due to medication, the instances of scarlet fever is quite low .


May 11, 2016 - 1:48pm
HERWriter Guide

Anon - Your question sounds like a homework assignment to me and it's definitely not an "Ask" related to your own health.

You'll need to find other sources to answer your question as helping with homework takes away from resources that are needed to assist those who come to this site for help.

December 13, 2010 - 5:03pm
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Anonymous (reply to Pat Elliott)

I am a concerned and curious mother of a 6 year old who was just diagnosed with scarlet fever today. How about instead of being holier than thou, Pat Elliott, you answer a question with a real answer or not at all? What if anon was just as curious as I am for his or her own reasons? I Googled this exact question, which led me to this site, and your non-answer is rude, annoying, and highly assumptive. I, for one, am many years out of school, but wanted to know this very thing.

Get over yourself. Please and thank you.

December 3, 2012 - 4:34pm
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