Doctor’s Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department is reporting an increase in the number of cases of Impetigo in children.

The highly contagious rash is found on the face, extremities, neck and other areas of the body.

Health officials say Impetigo is a skin infection usually acquired from other children, since it’s easily transmitted by touching.

Animals can also get the bacteria and transmit it to children when licking them in the face.

If the rash develops, parents should take the child to the doctor to get proper treatment.