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Whooping cough cases on the rise

6th January 2012

Figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show that cases of whooping cough in England and Wales have more than doubled in the past 12 months.

They have increased from 421 in 2010 to 1,040 in 2011, which is around the level reached in 2008, with the rise mainly seen in teenagers and adults aged 15 to 40, although the illness can affect all ages. The HPA has urged parent to ensure their children are up to date with vaccinations.


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Article Information

Title: Whooping cough cases on the rise
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 20710
Date Added: 6th Jan 2012


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