Whooping cough is back in Lincs - warning



Public Health England has confirmed four new cases of whooping cough in Lincolnshire in its latest report.
Nationally, the figures show there were 86 new cases of the bacterial illness - which can be particularly risky to babies and young children.
For the week ending October 2, there were three cases confirmed in South Holland and one case in South Kesteven.
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Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways.
It causes repeated coughing bouts that can last... read more

 
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