At least 19 children have now died from strep A disease since September in the UK.
Actress and reality star Danniella Westbrook has shared her experience of contracting strep A after being rushed to hospital in an ambulance.
Three of the children have developed the more serious Group A Streptococcal disease.
Belfast schoolgirl Stella-Lily McCorkindale became the ninth child to die from strep A in the UK.
Parents have been urged to remain vigilant amid an unusually high number of strep A cases this year.
Camila Rose Burns, aged four, is 'fighting for life' after contracting the potentially deadly infection.
Health experts are not ruling out a link between the rise in strep A cases and the end of coronavirus lockdown measures.
Up to seven children have died in the past three months from an invasive form of Strep A, it has been reported.