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- v. Present participle of whoop.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a. & n. from whoop, v. t.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crying out; clamor; howling.
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Many symptoms common to other bacterial diseases don't appear in whooping cough.
After a drop in whooping cough vaccinations in 1974, an epidemic of more than 100,000 cases, resulting in 36 deaths, occurred in 1978.
Let's away! 'and another bigger child went off in whooping cough!
But, if the cough is left untreated, it can change into a loud whooping sound, hence the nickname whooping cough.
Pertussis is commonly referred to as whooping cough.
A: Pertussis (from the bacteria Bordetella pertussis and sometimes called whooping cough because of the "whooping" sound effect infants make) is highly contagious.
In 2009, there were more than 13,000 cases of pertussis more commonly known as whooping cough in Australia, which is the highest number ever recorded.
California is on pace to have its worst outbreak of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, in 50 years.
California is on pace to have the highest number of deaths and illnesses from pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in half a century, according to state health officials.
It's also known as whooping cough, the worst outbreak in 50 years.