Growing interest in inoculation against whooping cough

Doctors report a growing interest in vaccination as whooping cough numbers continue to rise in Czechia. The country is now battling an epidemic which is expected to culminate at the end of April. Over 4,200 cases of whooping cough have been recorded this year alone, and doctors say the actual number of infected people could be higher since not all have symptoms of the disease. Ondřej Jakob, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, said 12,000 adults have been vaccinated so far and a  further 18,000 vaccines are available at vaccination centres and GPs offices. Other European countries are also facing outbreaks of whooping cough.