Comments were made in my Annual Reports for 1958 and 1959 on the unusually low incidence of whooping cough. 1960, with 565 notifications, showed a substantial increase, but 1961, with 69 notifications, has shown the lowest number of notifications of whooping cough on record. The age groups are as follows:-
|Under 1 year||1 - 5||5 years and upwards|
|No. of Notifications in 1961||11||38||20|
|Percentage of total notifications||15.9||55.1||29.0|
|No. of Deaths||_||_||-|!()
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The following chart shows the measles and whooping cough position since 1949.