Peter Andre reveals daughter Amelia has scarlet fever just days before Christmas 2022 - amid Strep A outbreak

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Peter Andre has explained his fears as a parent following his daughter Amelia’s Strep A diagnosis.

Peter Andre has revealed that his daughter Amelia has come down with scarlet fever just a matter of days before Christmas. The diagnosis comes at a time when the UK has suffered an outbreak of Strep A with at least 20 children having died of the illness since September.

Mysterious Girl singer and dad-of-four Peter opened up on what has been a “tough” build-up to the festive season to The Mirror. He explained his gratitude that his wife Emily is a well regarded doctor.

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He told reporters: “We have been struck down with all sorts of things. It started with Bista having a 24-hour bug that she passed to me, that was very nice of her!

“Then I got a 24-hour bug, she then developed tonsillitis, then Theo got tonsillitis and he’s still on antibiotics. And now Millie has got scarlet fever and so she’s got a rash all over and it’s like oh no!”

Peter Andre explained how it has been a bad time for parents in the UK following the outbreak of Strep A across the country. At least 20 children under the age of 15 have died from the illness in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since September.

According to the NHS, Strep A - often referred to as scarlet fever - is a “contagious infection that mostly affects young children.” Most infections are mild and easily treated with the most common symptoms being a rash, a fever, scabs and sores, as well as nausea and vomiting.

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