Cochineal fever is a highly contagious disease that spreads by close contact with a person who already carries the bacteria causing the disease, and it may take up to five days for the symptoms of the disease to manifest clearly.
Almost all cases of cochineal fever occur in children younger than 10 years, and the disease can be treated with antibiotics for up to 10 days.
These symptoms include high temperature, usually 38 degrees Celsius or higher, sore throat, swollen glands in the neck, and a bright red rash develops after a few days.
The Mayo Clinic, the American medical institute, says that scarlet fever is a bacterial disease that appears in some people with strep throat.
It is characterized by a bright red rash that covers most of the body, and is always accompanied by sore throat and high fever.
She adds: «Although scarlet fever was previously considered a serious disease affecting children, but antibiotics made it less threatening, and despite this, if scarlet fever is not treated, it may lead to more serious conditions affecting the heart, kidneys, and other organs in the body.
The highest number of recent cases was recorded throughout the northwest of Britain, the Yorkshire and the Humber regions, the East Midlands, and in London.
A spokesman for the Public Health Authority in England said, "It is not unusual to see a rise in the number of cases recorded at this time of the year, because scarlet fever is seasonal."
Since 2014, the number of cases has increased significantly, with between 15,000 and 30,000 people diagnosed throughout England each year, according to health officials.
Previously, officials have also increased significantly since 2013, when 4,366 cases of scarlet fever were detected, bringing the number to 17829 cases after three years.