There have been 134 cases of Scarlet Fever in the East Midlands during the first eight weeks of 2014, Public Health England has confirmed.
Over the same period last year there were 56 cases.
The infectious illness, which causes a rash and high temperature, is treatable with a course of antibiotics and usually clears up after a week of treatment.
The number of Scarlet Fever cases in the first eight weeks of 2014:
- Derby = 5
- Derbyshire = 35
- Leicester = 7
- Leicestershire = 29
- Lincolnshire = 11
- Nottingham = 19
- Nottinghamshire = 27
Advice from Public Health England can be found here.