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Whooping cough is highly contagious and can affect people of all ages, but it is especially dangerous in vulnerable groups, such as unimmunised infants. Vulnerable infants are now defined according to maternal vaccination status, prematurity and age.

Whooping cough is highly contagious and can affect people of all ages, but it is especially dangerous in vulnerable groups, such as unimmunised infants. Vulnerable infants are now defined according to maternal vaccination status, prematurity and age

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