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Whooping cough cases continue to fall

Latest figures published by Public Health England (PHE) show a sustained fall in the numbers of whooping cough cases this year.

In England a total of 380 cases were confirmed in May, compared to 410 cases the previous month and 682 in May last year.

Cases of whooping cough in babies under one year also remained low, however PHE immunisation experts are reminding pregnant women of the importance of having the whooping cough vaccine, especially during the summer months when cases of whooping cough are normally expected to rise. Sadly, one baby under two months of age has already died this year from the disease.