The hazy and humid days of summer are upon us, and it seems many are coming down with a case of scarlet fever.
The fact was emphasized by the occurrence here and there of a few isolated deaths from diphtheria and scarlet fever.
When strep throat is accompanied by a red rash and fever, it is called scarlet fever.
British Dictionary definitions for scarlet fever
an acute communicable disease characterized by fever, strawberry-coloured tongue, and a typical rash starting on the neck and chest and spreading to the abdomen and limbs, caused by all group A haemolytic Streptococcus bacteria Technical name scarlatina
scarlet fever scar·let fever (skär'lĭt) n. An acute contagious disease caused by a hemolytic streptococcus, occurring predominantly among children and characterized by a scarlet skin eruption and high fever. Also called scarlatina.