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Record Cases Of Scarlet Fever In The UK -- Is the Nasal Flu Vaccine Responsible? Part II

Scarlet 2
In Part I, we took a look at increased numbers of scarlet fever cases in the UK, dating back to 2013, when the numbers started to increase and coincidentally, when the free, nasal flu shot was first being given out to children at doctors' offices but also at schools.  Now, let's look at the reported news and any connections.

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The Evidence

1- Live attenuated influenza vaccine administered intranasally (licensed for 2–17 years of age, inclusive, in the UK) (available mainly in the UK)... the live attenuated vaccine is quadrivalent.  

2- Has your child had the FREE flu vaccine?   In 2016, 50% of people at risk of flu were vaccinated across Hampshire, The Isle of Wight and Dorset, compared to only 46% in 2015. This year's campaign aims to continue to increase uptake of the flu vaccination, with a minimum uptake target of 55%......For healthy children aged 2-8 years, the flu vaccine is given in the form of a nasal spray, administered by a health professional. Scarlet Fever Cases Rising On The Isle Of Wight https://iwradio.co.uk/2018/02/08/scarlet-fever-cases-rising-isle-wight/ :  That’s according to the Isle of Wight Council’s Public Health Department, which says GPs across the Island have noticed an increase in the number of reports of the infection.

3- Manchester Evening News, October 3, 2017 : More pupils than ever to get flu vaccine in school as health drive is extended -Despite what the name suggests, the children's form of the vaccination is a nasal spray rather than a jab and is given as the country gears up for winter.  For the first time, children in Reception class will be offered the spray in school rather than at their GP practice and the programme has also been extended to take in older children in Year 4.  All primary school children in the years between will also be covered, while two and three year olds will be given it by their doctor.  Each year the vaccination programme adds another year group to ensure wider coverage.  

Manchester Evening News, January 12, 2018 :   Number of scarlet fever cases has DOUBLED.  There have been more than 100 cases of scarlet fever reported in Greater Manchester in the past six weeks, almost double the number in the same period last year...The number of reports is much higher than in the same period in the previous five years.

4- NHS Kent Communty Health -Flu vaccination programme update -- The KCHFT Immunisation Service delivered the nasal flu vaccination programme to all  schools in Kent, Medway and East Sussex between October and December last year. We also held more than 30 clinics to make sure we vaccinated as many children as possible.Kent Live, 31 JAN 2018 - The scarlet fever hot spots in Kent have been revealed as the number of cases trebles in just one year  : The number of reported incidents has also gone up week on week...Medway has seen the highest number of reports over the four week period to January 28, with 17, up from 11 in the same weeks in 2017.

5-The Telegraph, 27 November, 2017- Give children flu vaccine before Christmas to protect grandparents, NHS bosses warn :   Doctors are appealing for parents to take up the free flu vaccination for children to curb infection over the Christmas holidays.  The Telegraph, 5 Aptil 2018 - Scarlet fever outbreak is worst for nearly 40 years  : The highly contagious infection mainly affects young children and is not usually serious if treated. Official figures from Public Health England (PHE) show there were more than 15,500 cases reported in the first three months of the year – twice as many as last year.

6 -  Record number of Welsh schoolchildren given flu vaccine, 28 November 2017   :    A record 70% of children aged from four to eight in Wales have been given the flu vaccine so far this winter. Health teams have been visiting schools to offer vaccination to all children in reception and Years 1 to 4.  They are offered nasal spray vaccines, which Public Health Wales says is "quick, safe, and completely pain-free".  This is the first time Year 4 children have been included in the annual, free flu vaccination programme.  A total of 67,936 children aged four to eight have received the vaccine so far this winter. A further 23,433 two and three-year-olds have been given the vaccine at GP surgeries.  Next year, the in-school vaccine campaign will also include Years 5 and 6, Public Health Wales said.CASES OF SCARLET FEVER HAVE SOARED IN WALES OVER THE PAST SIX WEEKS, 12 JAN 2018  

 Wales online Cases of scarlet fever have rocketed in Wales over the past six weeks – and are almost twice as high as in the same period last year.  In the six weeks to January 7, covering December and the festive period, 170 suspected cases of scarlet fever were reported in Wales to Public Health England (PHE), which gathers all the data for both England and Wales.  The number of reports is much higher than over the same period in the previous five years.  There were 98 cases reported in 2016-17, as well as a previous peak of 112 in 2015-16 – and just 12 in 2013-14.

7- Figures for cases of scarlet fever in Scotland and Northern Ireland are not available. .  They are not tracked, just like in the USA, where "a spokeswoman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that they don’t track noninvasive infections caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria.  These infections include common infections like strep throat and rarer ones like scarlet fever.   Scotland and Northern Ireland may not track cases of scarlet fever but the news did pick up increases in scarlet fever. They also use the nasal flu vaccine in schools.

8- Northern Ireland, part of the UK, and so follows the UK Flu vaccine plan - Belfast Telegraph, September 4, 2013-  Children to receive flu vaccine  : All children in Northern Ireland aged two and above are to receive a flu vaccine by 2015, it was revealed.  Most will receive the dose via a quick and painless nasal spray, used because it provides greater protection than an injection, the Public Health Agency (PHA) said.  Dr Richard Smithson said: "This vaccine has been used in America now for several years and millions of doses have been given. We can therefore be very confident in knowing that it is a safe and effective vaccine." (Actually, starting in 2015, the effectiveness of FluMist, nasal vaccine, went way down, according to research, and the USA stopped using it in 2016 and 2017 flu seasons.)  This autumn all healthy children aged two and three on September 1 and those in Primary 6 will be offered the vaccine as part of the seasonal flu programme, the health protection consultant added.  Health chiefs intend to offer the vaccine to all pre-school and primary school children next year and to all aged two to 16 from autumn 2015. Belfast Telegraph, March 31 2016 - How to keep little ones safe from scarlet fever : As recent reports have highlighted, scarlet fever has made an alarming comeback. Like scurvy and rickets, it was thought of as a Victorian era concern, not something that anybody still needs to worry about, but cases have been steadily rising and are currently the highest they've been for five decades... According to Public Health England, 6,157 children have been diagnosed since September, while 17,586 cases were reported in England during 2015, compared to 1,678 in 2005. In Northern Ireland, there were 363 cases in 2015, though that was a fall of 41% on 2014 when 625 cases were recorded. In 2013, Northern Ireland had 199 cases.  Experts aren't entirely sure why the disease has returned..........BELFAST LIVE,  10 JAN 2018 - HEALTH CHIEFS INSISTING FLU VACCINE PROGRAMME WILL PROTECT AGAINST NEW STRAIN OF THE VIRUS :  Health chiefs in Northern Ireland are insisting their flu vaccine programme will protect against a new strain of the virus.  It was reported in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday that authorities are concerned over the ‘B Yamagata’ strain because the vaccine available there is not designed to protect against it. The vaccine does deal with the widely reported Aussie flu, which is an ‘A strain’ of the virus.  However, the Public Health Agency says a nasal spray being offered to children as part of their seasonal flu vaccination programme does protect against the B Yamagata strain.  A vaccine offered to adults in Northern Ireland does not protect against B Yamagata, however the PHA says it is children who are “most likely to be affected by flu B”.  A spokesman for the PHA said that “eligible adults are offered a trivalent vaccine, and eligible children are offered a quadrivalent nasal spray vaccine”. THE IRISH NEWS, 20 May 2018 - Scarlet fever cases rise by 47 per cent compared with 2017   :  MORE than 50 cases of scarlet fever were reported in the first three weeks of the year - almost four times as many as 2017. The Public Health Agency recorded 53 cases in Northern Ireland at the beginning of January alone.  During the same period last year the total stood at just 14.  The number of people falling ill during rest of the first quarter of 2018 have been more in line with previous years, but the high number of cases at the beginning of the year means a 47 per cent increase on the number of cases reported in 2017.  The latest figures from the Public Health Agency (PHA) reveal 192 people fell ill with the disease during January, February and March, compared with 131 last year.

9- Falkirk (Scotland) parents urged to look out for scarlet fever Published: 14:00 Monday 16 April 2018   - The number of cases of scarlet fever is currently said to be at its highest level for almost 50 years in parts of the UK. However, with no need to report the disease in Scotland compared to England and Wales where it must be notified to health chiefs, there are no exact statistics. Although cases of scarlet fever have been reported in Forth Valley Royal Infirmary’s children’s ward...Scarlet fever in Scotland is not a notifiable disease as it is in England. “Because of this we do not know where cases are occurring”....

Like other parts of the UK, the nasal flu is also given here.  Parents Urged to Join Fight Against Flu -Child Flu Vaccination Programme Now Underway - Oct 6, 2017  - Parents of 2-5 year olds in Forth Valley are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.  GP practices across the NHS Forth Valley area are providing the free nasal flu vaccine in a bid to ensure young children are protected.  Primary school children will receive their vaccination at school.

10- The Republic of Ireland has NO scarlet fever epidemic.  It also does NOT use the nasal flu vaccine, nor has it been giving flu vaccines to healthy children as a prevention to flu.  That all looks to be changing.  The Republic of Ireland is considering using, for the first time, the nasal flu vaccine, in Fall 2018 :  All children over the age of two may be offered the flu vaccine from next year, it has emerged. A panel of experts attached to the Royal College of Physicians, who advise the HSE on vaccinations, is to examine the proposal. It follows moves by health authorities in Northern Ireland to routinely offer the flu vaccine to all children aged two and over since September, 2014….. The flu vaccine can be given to children in the form of a nasal spray........

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In Part III, we will look at published research related to this phenomenon.

 --    When you inoculate children with polio vaccine, you don’t sleep well for two or three months.    --                                                                                                                                                                                        
Jonas Salk, October 1954

 

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Angus Files

Exactly Barry, a witches brew looks like a health drink these days and I would have more trust in it than the untested vaccine contents.

Eindecker I make it up NOT! an encrypted message from our Communist enemies a Mr Scarlett Pong(get it?) holding forth on flu vaccines in 2010.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/hkedition/2010-10/27/content_11461647.htm

Cast your mind a way back,last week infact when I gave you a link concerning Scarlett fever mutation as below

https://empowerednews.net/hong-kong-outbreak-marks-lethal-comeback-of-scarlet-fever/1810311/
“The cases and Hong Kong were caused by two different but similarly antibiotic-resistant strains of scarlet fever. But health experts worry that at least one of the strains have since mutated again which allowed it to spread even faster.”

What is it thats been created Eindecker anti-biotic resistant Scarlett Fever? I know what your going to say - thats the type that was originally about and what we have had over the past 40 years was a lesser fever...but ,but ,but.....

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John Stone

Eindecker

I don't think it is a novel idea at all that viral infections can give rise to bacterial infections. I just had to have a course of antibiotics a couple of months ago because of a persistent infection, originally viral. You are giving an inflammatory product through the nose.

It is certainly a very odd concept for a vaccine - you would have thought the idea of a vaccine was to stop the spread of infection, but here the recipients are supposed to stay clear of the immuno-compromised for three weeks, including their fellow pupils!

Barry

Angus GAS = Group A streptococci, the causative organism of scarlet fever.

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When you think about the contaminants that vaccine manufacturers HAVE admitted to (mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, SV-40, human fetal DNA ,.....), it shouldn't surprise anyone that group A streptococci might be un-disclosed vaccine ingredient.

Along with God knows what-else.

Angus Files

Yep! we know Eindecker nothing to do with the flu vaccine mutating the scarlet fever bacterium into a mutated highly contagious Scarlet Fever n-o-t-h-i-n-g n-o-t-h-i-n-g t-o s-e-e!Lets talk about Germany instead.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/hong-kong-boy-dies-of-mutated-scarlet-fever-1.1081299

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Eindecker

John I look forward to Part III on the "science" of this series unless, of course, it's just this happened at the same time as this so QED must be the cause; but who knows I could well be amazed by a reasoned explanation as to how an attenuated flu vaccine could impact on the virulence of Group A streptococci, especially as there were high levels of scarlet fever in Germany years before the introduction of Flumist. Now that would be clever!

John Stone

Susan

I don’t know who it was who originally remarked that vaccines are the greatest cause of coincidence known to man.

susan welch

Eindecker, Interesting that the last link you posted includes BBC and NHS.

Personally, I have absolutely no faith whatsoever in either organisation and I am sure other readers from UK on this site feel the same. I have corresponded with both BBC and Health Department and their replies have been patronising and full of propaganda. They are incapable of answering any question put to them, presumably because the science to back what they promote (vaccinations have been tested and are safe) is simply not there. If it is, despite the many requests I have made, it has not been forthcoming.

However, I am sure you will keep plugging your 'research' in an attempt to convince us that you are right and that our children/grandchildren fell victim to 'coincidences' which destroyed their lives.

Eindecker

@ Researcher I’m sure the tourist boards of the Isle of Man and Dublin appreciate your efforts to try and explain away the fact that there actually is an outbreak of highly contagious disease in the south of Ireland, but why shouldn’t there be, unless, of the nonsense that is Brexit has secretly managed to find a “germ proof” border between the 2 countries…..won’t BoJo be pleased!!
But let’s look at something far more realistic and substantial like the rate of scarlet fever in Germany where in 3 of the German states scarlet fever is a notifiable disease, as in England https://www.thelancet.com/action/showFullTextImages?pii=S1473-3099%2818%2930210-X Click on the Fig and you will see a comparison of the annual incidence per 100,000 children, in Germany consistent between 300 & 600 per 100,000 since at least 2007. The rate in England is slowly approaching the German scarlet fever incidence. Of course Flumist, the attenuated live virus flu vaccine was only licensed in Europe recently, its use in Germany was first recommended in 2013 https://www.rki.de/EN/Content/infections/Vaccination/recommandations/Background_paper_LAIV.pdf?__blob=publicationFile so whatever triggered the high rate of scarlet fever in Germany it has nothing at all to do with the use of live flu vaccine.
The reasons behind the rise in scarlet fever cases remain unclear, if you want a current view on the features of this see https://www.nhs.uk/news/pregnancy-and-child/scarlet-fever-cases-england-highest-50-years/

Researcher - To Eindecker

Eindecker,

Well, most people are going to think it is due to travelers from both England and N. Ireland. Dublin's a hot spot.

There is the potential for disease spread through travel-

"Schaffner said that there is a potential for the disease to arrive in the United States, especially from children who travel from the U.K....." and obviously, Dublin would be even more of a potential.

Here too was another connection from the news - The Isle of Man is NOT a destination of travelers and travel there is DWINDLING. Why is scarlet fever there? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/articles/isle-of-man-so-few-tourists/

And you guessed it----

"Flu vaccine for children
A annual nasal spray flu vaccine is now offered to all children aged two, three and four years as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. The Isle of Man - http://www.palatinegrouppractice.im/health-campaign.aspx

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=39416&headline=Scarlet%20fever%20cases%20in%20the%20island&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018

Scarlet fever cases in the island
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - Health


Several cases of scarlet fever have been reported on the island and the government’s public health chiefs have issued some advice regarding the disease, which usually affects children.

Eindecker

Researcher unfortunately for the theory there are increased numbers of scarlet fever cases being seen in Ireland, and it is being reported in the Irish press, although there are no official statistics being collected https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/ask-our-gp-my-four-children-have-all-come-down-with-scarlet-fever-why-is-there-a-high-volume-of-cases-here-36803720.html My GP says they are experiencing a high volume of cases in our area of north Dublin. so no nasal flu vaccine but there are increased numbers of scarlet fever cases (in North Dublin at least!!)

Researcher

Angus,

This is not correct what you are saying here-

"The facts state this is the first time since records began that Scarlet fever has mutated. Without a shadow of doubt this is thanks to the nasal vaccine your own records show this Eindecker your government records show no Scarlet Fever. The AOA and news articles shows WORLD WIDE not just in Ireland WORLD WIDE,we have (drum roll) a new pandemic thanks to Pharma"

The facts are stating that there seems to be a connection in possibly getting a nasal flu vaccine and scarlet fever cases in the UK. That's it so far. The science will be part III.

That being said, Eindeckers dismissal of facts is not correct either. The reality is that these are facts and they must be studied and the truth must be known.

Thanks for your comments but had to clear that up.

Benedetta

When I was young, my kids picked up Strep at least twice a year. I kid you not.
I was not the only one having trouble with strep.
Everybody was. We kept the peds rich.
And yes; one time my son came down with scarlet fever. I was doing a lot of substituting at that time and the principle was so desperate, he asked me how long my son had been on the antibiotic; and once he had found out that he was on it long enough not to be catching, he told me to bring my son, and lay him in the corner some where. I did.


But there was so much strep in the area, that some one; some where decided to do a study and had little young med students standing at all the day cares, and lower grade school classes getting samples of all the kids entering the building to see what and who had what.


I blame the DPT vaccine for ruining everyone's immune system.
I further suspect that the DTaP and such are no better; then add on the Hep B, the hib and -chicken pox, the MMR , Rotovirus and on and on.

Angus Files

"Copied straight from the Republics health board.
For your benefit Angus GAS = Group A streptococci, the causative organism of scarlet fever."

A question? A statement ?or Superman? and you should know by now anything with .gov behind it is a lie..where have you been?

The facts state this is the first time since records began that Scarlet fever has mutated. Without a shadow of doubt this is thanks to the nasal vaccine your own records show this Eindecker your government records show no Scarlet Fever. The AOA and news articles shows WORLD WIDE not just in Ireland WORLD WIDE,we have (drum roll) a new pandemic thanks to Pharma.But shh!!Eindecker et-al are working to create another vaccine to cure a vaccine mutation caused by a vaccine..the take away is Fat Cat Eddy Jenner was tripping on you all!!

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Researcher

Eindecker,

Again, I think you missed this. Scotland also does not have to report Scarlet Fever but the news picked up on increases. They also picked up the use of nasal flu vaccination for free and in schoolx.

9- Falkirk (Scotland) parents urged to look out for scarlet fever Published: 14:00 Monday 16 April 2018 - The number of cases of scarlet fever is currently said to be at its highest level for almost 50 years in parts of the UK. However, with no need to report the disease in Scotland compared to England and Wales where it must be notified to health chiefs, there are no exact statistics. Although cases of scarlet fever have been reported in Forth Valley Royal Infirmary’s children’s ward...Scarlet fever in Scotland is not a notifiable disease as it is in England. “Because of this we do not know where cases are occurring”....

Like other parts of the UK, the nasal flu is also given here. "Parents Urged to Join Fight Against Flu -Child Flu Vaccination Programme Now Underway - Oct 6, 2017 - Parents of 2-5 year olds in Forth Valley are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination. GP practices across the NHS Forth Valley area are providing the free nasal flu vaccine in a bid to ensure young children are protected. Primary school children will receive their vaccination at school."

Again, the Republic of Ireland does not use nasal flu vaccine nor is any type of flu vaccine on their schedule for children....https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/pubinfo/pcischedule/immschedule/

Eindecker

Angus precisely what bit of the statement "Scarlet fever and the other milder infections caused by GAS bacteria are not notifiable in Ireland meaning that healthcare professional do not have to report cases to the national surveillance centre." are you having difficulty in understanding ? Copied straight from the Republics health board.
For your benefit Angus GAS = Group A streptococci, the causative organism of scarlet fever.

Angus Files

Eindecker it is clear that there are no cases of Scarlet Fever in the news stories from the Republic of Ireland simply, because there aren`t any.The take away is ,` no nasal flu vaccine-no scarlet fever(mutated)`.
The internet is awash with news articles from everywhere showing, where there has been nasal vaccine administered in recent years hand in hand Scarlet Fever(mutated) has come back.
T
I remember when Chief medical officer for England, Prof Dame Sally Davies, rolled out the latest money spinning,delusional health fakery nasal flu vaccine in 2012.It went Once Upon A Time..sorry that’s the JCVI..

Fact 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18969338
"Even with moderate uptake of 30% it's estimated that this should result in 11,000 fewer hospitalisations and 2,000 fewer deaths each year”.

Fact 2018
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5258613/Flu-deaths-soar-77-week-figures-show.html#ixzz5GyOShdD1
“Her death comes as flu fatalities have soared by 77 per cent in just a week in England, Government figures reveal as fears of the `WORST OUT BREAK IN 50 YEARS` loom large.”

Fact 2016
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/scarlet-fever-symptoms-warning-as-cases-hit-almost-50year-high-34531921.html
“Scarlet fever symptoms warning as cases hit almost `50-YEAR HIGH`”.


Fact 2018
https://empowerednews.net/hong-kong-outbreak-marks-lethal-comeback-of-scarlet-fever/1810311/
“The cases and Hong Kong were caused by two different but similarly antibiotic-resistant strains of scarlet fever. But health experts worry that at least one of the strains have since mutated again which allowed it to spread even faster.”


The Rabbit was the bed partner in the Velveteen Rabbit story and identified as a cause of transfer .Well now you will have to rewrite the story ,(that shouldnt be a problem to you), to show, that it was indeed the nasal vaccine that is now the boys bedtime partner and caussing Scarlet fever and not the bunny..As the Hong Kong article shows - unless you can re write the symptoms of child hood Scarlet Fever and the story in the Velveteen Rabbit as well Eindecker, your wrong .

Its a new strain and highly likely caused by the Nasal vaccine .


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Angus Files

Sure you do. Notifiable disease no surprise that you support the very best of allopathic methodology being used.No previous case history needed just lump the persons health history give it a blast in a vortex mixer, hey presto! and bobs your uncle , you have your data (make me a cheese sandwich please).
As Researcher points out and your not stupid “It is the news stores that are being examined in part 2. None it looks like were found in the Republic of Ireland for either use of Nasal flue shots or any cases of scarlet fever.” that`s not logic that`s fact.

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Eindecker

Researcher the article is pretty unambiguous, a direct quote, point 10, above "The Republic of Ireland has NO scarlet fever epidemic. It also does NOT use the nasal flu vaccine, nor has it been giving flu vaccines to healthy children as a prevention to flu."
It's just wrong: unlike the UK, including N Ireland, the Republic of Ireland does not regard scarlet fever as a notifiable disease to enable statistics to be gathered on the disease, so where is the evidence for "NO scarlet fever epidemic" statement and the implied link with "no flu vaccination" in the Republic care to explain this ?

Researcher

Eindecker -

I think you missed this --

"In Part I, we took a look at increased numbers of scarlet fever cases in the UK, dating back to 2013, when the numbers started to increase and coincidentally, when the free, nasal flu shot was first being given out to children at doctors' offices but also at schools. Now, let's look at the reported news and any connections."

It is the news stores that are being examined in part 2. None it looks like were found in the Republic of Ireland for either use of Nasal flue shots or any cases of scarlet fever.

Eindecker

Angus I do know that Rubella isn't scarlet fever.....
I do know notifying the authorities of a reportable disease requires all cases to be notified when first suspected, irrespective of where they were born or vaccination status or anything else, otherwise there is no point in making it a reportable disease.....
Reporting scarlet fever isn't required in the Republic of Ireland according to the Irish Republic health board, so as there are no statistics on scarlet fever in the Republic, there are no cases of scarlet fever, now what do you think is wrong with that logic???

Angus Files

Not exactly Eindecker,it just depends on the detail.Populations are so fluid.It could be the cases in Ireland have recently moved from the UK or elsewhere.My neighbours both doctors recently moved to southern Ireland they have kids they would have been fully vaccinated over here one assumes. But if they contracted Rubella over in Ireland we wouldn't know that they were vaccinated over here in the dis-UK ,but then maybe the figures reflect this and only counts people born in Ireland vaccinated in Ireland and still stay in Ireland,I don`t know, and you certainly don`t.

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Eindecker

Angus: From the (southern) Irish Health Agency Scarlet fever and the other milder infections caused by GAS bacteria are not notifiable in Ireland meaning that healthcare professional do not have to report cases to the national surveillance centre. Because of this the number of cases in Ireland is not known. In England between 2000 and 4000 cases of scarlet fever are reported each year. The more severe, invasive GAS diseases are notifiable in Ireland
http://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/other/scarletfever/factsheet/
My reading of the news report was that it referred to Northern Ireland, but if it refers to the whole of Ireland, well yes there has been a 47% increase in scarlet fever so which ever way you want to take it the statement that "The Republic of Ireland has NO scarlet fever epidemic." is just plain wrong before you start building hypotheses on sand!!!

John Stone

Eindecker

It looks alright from here, although I am not sure I know how to change it.

Eindecker

Apologies, I think I've altered the typeface again, can you correct

Angus Files

Not so fast Eindecker..

https://www.irishnews.com/news/2018/04/17/news/scarlet-fever-cases-rise-by-47-per-cent-compared-with-2017-1305939/

Scarlet fever cases rise by 47 per cent compared with 2017
MORE than 50 cases of scarlet fever were reported in the first three weeks of the year - almost four times as many as 2017.

The Public Health Agency recorded 53 cases in Northern Ireland at the beginning of January alone.

During the same period last year the total stood at just 14.


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Eindecker

Please note "Scarlet fever and the other milder infections caused by GAS bacteria are not notifiable here. Because of this the number of cases in the Republic is not known/I> https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/scarlet-fever-is-back-in-the-21st-century-1.3291330 &
http://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/other/scarletfever/factsheet/
So it is incorrect to state "The Republic of Ireland has NO scarlet fever epidemic.", they just don't know!!

bob moffit

Whew, its a good thing we all know that "correlation" does not indicate "causation" .. or else we may have reason to be concerned the introduction of nasal flu vaccines for toddlers may be "causing" scarlet fever's dramatic increase.

AND THE BAND PLAYS ON AND ON AND ON …….

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