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Letters Scarlet fever

Increasing prevalence of scarlet fever in China

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 17 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2689
  1. Gehendra Mahara, research fellow1,
  2. Jagadish Kumar Chhetri, doctor1,
  3. Xiuhua Guo, professor1
  1. 1Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Capital Medical University, Beijing-100069, China
  1. guoxiuh{at}

We recently performed an epidemiological study on the distribution of scarlet fever in the Beijing region of China,1 and our results were astonishing.2 We found a rapid increase in the incidence of scarlet fever during …

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