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Cases of malnutrition and other diseases prevalent during the Victorian era are once again on the rise in England as campaigners criticize the government for failing to address the growing number of families experiencing food poverty.

Statistics released by the National Health Service (NHS) show that between August 2014 and July 2015, 7,366 people were admitted to hospital with malnutrition, a rise of nearly 2,500 on the 4,883 reported between 2010 and 2011.

Other diseases which plagued Victorian society, including scurvy, cholera and whooping cough, have all become increasingly common since 2010.

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