Scarlet Fever Research Paper

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The scarlet fever is an infection that can develop inside people who have strep throat. The infection is caused by group A streptococcus bacteria, which are the same bacteria that cause strep throat. These bacteria produce a toxin, or poison, that causes a bright red rash on the body. The scarlet-colored rash is what gives scarlet fever its name. Aside from the rash, people with scarlet fever usually have a high fever and sore throat. Scarlet fever mainly affects children between ages 5 and 15. It used to be a common and serious childhood illness, but it’s relatively rare today. Antibiotic treatments have reduced the severity of the symptoms and the prevalence of the disease. There are many ways for someone to get the scarlet fever. The Scarlet fever is caused by group A streptococcus, which are bacteria that can live in your mouth and nasal passages. The infection may be spread through contact with droplets from an infected person’s sneeze or cough. This means that your child can contract scarlet fever if they touch their mouth, nose, or eyes after touching something that has droplets from an infected person on it. They may also get scarlet fever if you drink from the same glass or eat from the same plate as an infected person. There are various…show more content…
During the time period of Frankenstein, this disease was quite common among the people. It was mostly found in children and was incurable at that time. Scarlet Fever can arguably be the beginning for all the causes that occurred in Frankenstein. Scarlet Fever in 1800s In the 1800s, scarlet fever was considered as life taking disease. There were severe epidemics of scarlet fever. The death rate at that time was as high as 972 per million of population. The ones that were suffering from the disease were taken away on horse driven “fever cabs” and were hold in isolation hospital to prevent any spreading of the disease. Furthermore, all the belongings were

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