Derbyshire on red alert over Scarlet Fever cases

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Derbyshire parents are being warned to watch for symptoms of Scarlet Fever among their children after a health organisation has recorded an increase in cases of the infection.

Public Health England revealed there have been 134 cases of the condition reported to it in the East Midlands since the beginning of January compared with 56 in the same period last year.

A total of 40 notifications in Derbyshire have been recorded during the first eight weeks of 2014, compared with 28 over the same period in 2013, according to Public Health England.


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