Several unconfirmed cases of scarlet fever have been reported at Feltham Hill Junior School, getwestlondon understands.

At least one parent, who does not wish to be identified, has confirmed their child was diagnosed with the disease at West Middlesex Hospital, and added several other pupils had come down with it too, at the newly named Oak Hill Academy on Ashford Road.

It is not yet known exactly how many pupils have been affected.

getwestlondon contacted the school a number of times for a comment but they failed to respond.

The symptoms for the contagious bacterial infection include rash, high temperature and sore throat.

A Hounslow council spokesman said: “After being contacted by the Chronicle, we spoke to public health colleagues who confirmed they were aware of suspected cases in the area in the last few weeks.

"They assured us there was no outbreak, but we will continue to monitor the situation."

Most recent statistics from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed there were more than double the number of cases recorded in west London, 92 in the first four weeks between January and February this year, compared to 45 in 2013.

According to the HPA an antibiotic course is recommended for a child diagnosed with the disease and a child can return to school 24 hours after commencing the treatment.

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