Log In
Saturday 29th October 2016

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.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2016