New Zealand Consulate-General Hong Kong

Advice on Scarlet Fever in Hong Kong

In recent months, the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection has reported a high number of cases of scarlet fever, particularly in children under 10 years of age. The Hong Kong Department of Health advises that scarlet fever presents as fever, sore throat and rash over the trunk and neck that spreads to the limbs. Scarlet fever is spread through contact with nose and throat discharges of infected people. Normal hygiene precautions should be taken, including careful and frequent hand washing. People who suspect they may have scarlet fever should consult a doctor.

You can find further information about scarlet fever cases on the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection website.

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