Whooping Cough Cases Rocket

Pregnant women are being urged to get vaccinated as cases of whooping cough rocket across the country, with confirmed cases in the South West among the highest in England.

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Whooping Cough cases among the highest here in the South West

Cases of whooping cough have rocketed across the country, with confirmed cases in the South West among the highest in England - two and a half times the national average. Bristol had 155 cases confirmed in 2012, compared with just 18 in the last peak year of 2008.

Pregnant women and their unborn babies are particularly at risk. Health experts are urging expectant mothers across the region to get vaccinated.

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