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Whooping cough: over 3000 cases reported in Czech Republic so far this year

BMJ 2024; 384 doi: (Published 22 March 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;384:q729
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The Czech Republic is experiencing a serious outbreak of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, with over 3000 cases reported so far this year.1

At a briefing last week2 deputy minister for health Josef Pavlovic called on parents to check the vaccination status of their children and come forward if there are gaps. …

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