The East Midlands has the highest number of cases of scarlet fever in the country, according to the latest figures from Public Health England.
They say there have been more than 1,200 cases since September. In the West Midlands, 530 cases have been diagnosed, with Staffordshire seeing the most.
More than 7,000 new cases have been recorded across the country in total.
More top news
A driver took advantage of a major water leak in Birmingham to give his motor a clean.
There were 810 more deaths in Nottinghamshire during the winter months than the rest of the year, in 2014/15.
A university student has drowned on a family holiday in Turkey after swimming in the sea during a boat trip, an inquest heard.