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Old 27.11.2012, 14:51
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OK, so it seems it is that (presumably international) school, which, for some unknown reason, hasn't made it into the headlines yet. Any normal school having three cases of scarlet fever in 13 months sure would be covered all over the place.

Scarlet fever has been a part of my professional activities in the last 40 years -- theoretically, but I haven't seen a single case. That's what I still call rare.
Well, it's a bilingual school on the less sunny side of the lake so I don't know if it's normal enough to be normal but...I had the impression scarlet fever was rather common when I asked the Head, wondering just how long my kid was exposed, etc. since I know that anti-biotics are critical in treating it and the contagious phase in a part of the world that seems too often reluctant to use them when needed. I figure it must not be news...

I remember looking at the WHO stats and being rather surprised at the number of cases in the EU and the Americas in the last few years. It appears that the number of cases has ticked up dramatically, but also the number of deadly cases has similarly dropped.
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Re: Can the baby be violently isolated from the sick Mom?

Exactly. I knew what Spitex is and how it works. And if my "laying in Bed" state lasted longer than a couple of days I would definitely have asked them for a help. I just wanted to say, that they can theoretically arrange the doctor prescription by themselves when needed.
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Re: Can the baby be violently isolated from the sick Mom?

I just wanted to add that in Lausanne - and possibly in other towns as well - the Red Cross can send an experimented babysitter to your place to help you take care of the kids if you're too sick to do it yourself. This can help immensely if you're sick and alone.

They can also stay with your sick kids at home if you have to go to work. They are not nurses but have a basic medical training.
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Old 27.11.2012, 19:02
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Well, it's a bilingual school on the less sunny side of the lake so I don't know if it's normal enough to be normal but...I had the impression scarlet fever was rather common when I asked the Head, wondering just how long my kid was exposed, etc. since I know that anti-biotics are critical in treating it and the contagious phase in a part of the world that seems too often reluctant to use them when needed. I figure it must not be news...

I remember looking at the WHO stats and being rather surprised at the number of cases in the EU and the Americas in the last few years. It appears that the number of cases has ticked up dramatically, but also the number of deadly cases has similarly dropped.
It sounds to me as if something may have been lost in translation. If Captn Greybeard is right and the condition is indeed so rare, and seeing the outbreak hasn't been reported in the media, it seems probable to me that the cases concerned may have been something else that got mis-translated by the school.
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Strep throat is around. We're seeing it a lot in the schools in Zurich, and it's considered to be a contagious disease and as a teacher of small children I'm expected to inform the parents if we have kids or teachers with it.

I had it two years ago and it was definitely serious enough to need antibiotics. By the time I saw the doctor she was highly concerned as I could no longer swallow, even water...

Just to add to this thread (sorry!) I've just returned from a visit to a doctor as I have a severe case of tonsilitis aka strep throat...had a fever for past couple of days, can't swallow, earache and this morning came out in a bright read rash on my trunk - chest and back down to my waist. I've been prescribed antibiotics and a pack of pain-killers/anti-inflammatory pills.

I live in the Zug area, but last Saturday I did go to the 'Worldfest' at Zurich International School....now wondering if this is where I may have picked up the infection? So yes, it does seem to be going around.
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