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BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 10 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e291

Whooping cough cases more than doubled in 2011: The number of cases of whooping cough reported to the Health Protection Agency in England and Wales rose from 421 in 2010 to 1040 in 2011. The incidence of whooping cough rises every 3-4 years, and the 2011 figure is in line with the last peak year of 2008.

Almost everyone in area of South Darfur is infected with bilharzia: Sudan’s health ministry has announced that over 91% of people in one …

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