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Whooping cough warning

Parents are being urged to get their children vaccinated against whooping cough and mums-to-be in Cumbria are being invited to have the vaccine to protect their unborn children as the country faces a whooping cough epidemic.

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Whooping cough epidemic warning

Pregnant women urged to get the vaccine Credit: PA

As the 190th case of whooping cough is confirmed in Cumbria doctors are urging pregnant woman and parents to protect their children against it by getting the vaccination.

Figures from the The Health Protection Agency show there has been an increase in cases both locally and nationally and there are warnings the country faces an epidemic.

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