Whooping cough resurgence kills five babies due to low vaccination

Financial Times May 9, 2024, 02:00 PM UTC

Summary: A resurgence of whooping cough in England has led to five baby deaths, with 2,793 new cases in Q1 2024 compared to 858 in 2023. The drop in expectant mothers' vaccination rates contributed to the rise. The antenatal vaccine reduced infant deaths by two-thirds since 2012. Vaccination is crucial, with rates dropping from over 70% in 2017 to about 58% in 2023. NHS urges prompt vaccination.

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