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'Massive' rise in whooping cough

The Heath Protection Agency is reporting a massive increase in cases of Whooping Cough in the South.

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Childhood disease on the increase in the south

It was once a commonplace childhood disease which was thought to have been virtually conquered, but a massive increase has been reported in the number of youngsters in the south catching whooping cough.

More than 500 cases of it have already been reported in the Meridian region since the start of this year - that's more than five times the number diagnosed four years ago.

So why is the disease coming back? Click below for Malcolm Shaw's full report

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