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It also causes a rash, characterised by pink-red blotches that feels like sandpaper.
It usually starts on the chest or stomach, before spreading to other areas, the NHS said.
The number of people hospitalised from the condition almost doubled between 20 - up to 1,300.
Several countries in East Asia also reported a rise in scarlet fever, including Vietnam, China, South Korea, and Hong Kong.
The hunt for further explanations for the rise in scarlet fever goes on.”Scarlet fever is an infection, caused by the Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria, and is most common in young children.
Symptoms of the condition include a sore throat, headache, fever, and swollen glands in the neck.
In a comment piece, which ran alongside the study, Professor Mark Walker and Stephan Brouwer from the University of Queensland in Australia said causes could be environmental change, or changes in immunity in the UK population.
has found that there were 19,206 reported cases of scarlet fever in 2016, the highest level since 1967.
It isn't usually serious and can be treated with antibiotics from your GP.
Once you've had it, you're unlikely to get it again.
In 2013 - before the rise in cases - scarlet fever was reported in about 8.2 people per 100,000, on average, the report said.
But, by the following year, the number of cases had risen to 27.2 people per 100,000.
The study also showed that incidence of scarlet fever tripled between 20, rising from 8.2 cases per 100,000 people, or 4,700 case, in 2013 to 27.2 per 100,000 or 15,637 cases in 2014.