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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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Increase in whooping cough cases

A nurse draws whooping cough vaccination before giving an injection to a student . Credit: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

The Heath Protection Agency is reporting a massive increase in cases of whooping cough in the south.

512 cases have already been reported in the Meridian region since the start of this year - more than five times the number diagnosed during the same period in 2008.

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