An East Midland GP has urged parents not to worry about a recent surge in the number of cases of scarlet fever reported in the region.
Dr Richard Vautry told ITV News Central that the numbers were "of concern" but still small compared to other infections.
Latest figures show a decline in the number of new cases of scarlet fever being recorded weekly in the East Midlands.
275 more cases of Scarlet Fever have been notified in the East Midlands in the first 11 weeks of 2014 compared to the same time last year.
Public health officials from Derbyshire County Council are warning parents to look out for the symptoms of scarlet fever in their children.