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Cases of whooping cough decline after record numbers in 2012

 

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Cases of whooping cough decline after record numbers in 2012

There were 9,741 confirmed cases of whooping cough reported in England and Wales in 2012, according to figures published by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

The total figure for 2012 is almost 10 times higher than the number of cases reported in 2011 (1,119) and in 2008 (902) – the last peak year before this current outbreak. More ….