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The sound of a male adult with whooping cough with loud whooping

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He is about 40 years old and has had a cough about 3 weeks. A week ago it started to sound like this. The coughing time is relatively short before giving a loud whoop. This is repeated about 3 times before he retches severely and the paroxysm ends.

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