In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Passengers were inspected for contagious diseases such as small pox, yellow fever, scarlet fever, and measles.
- If the bacteria spreads to a wound it can cause more serious illnesses including scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, pneumonia, and occasionally it can be life threatening.
- In 1936 an outbreak of scarlet fever and diphtheria led to many Croydon residents being hospitalised for lengthy periods.
- Group A streptococci also produce toxins that can cause circulatory collapse in streptococcal toxic shock syndrome or fever and a rash in scarlet fever.
- After childhood bouts with scarlet fever and pneumonia, she decided to become a nurse.
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