I know us Furlongs are in France, but there has been a case of Scarlet Fever at our grand daughter’s school. We might be away – but there IS Skype. 🙂
This is the time Scarlet Fever goes around evidently. Before we left the UK I saw it being mentioned on the BBC warning parents to be vigilant.
I remember Scarlet Fever well.
My sister caught Scarlet Fever when I was little. The thing I remember was the FEAR that exuded from the grown ups in our lives. They couldn’t hide it. I was banned from going near my sister and the doorway to her room was covered with a damp sheet that had been soaked in Carbolic. It was replaced several times a day.
I have no idea how my grandma and aunties nursed her because I was shoo’ed away as they busily entered and exited her room with jugs, glasses, bowls of gruel/soup, bottles of medication and chamber pots.
I was to have nothing to do with any of it.
My sister survived and her heart has seemed intact. And I never got it.
How wonderful that parents now, have none of that terror.
Antibiotics work a treat. Scarlet Fever. No need for the desperate panic it used to generate in grown ups.
There are some really good things in modern life. And that’s one of them.