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The sound of whooping cough with a little whoop

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She is a young girl with whooping cough. You hear her paroxysmal cough first without a whoop, but she is a little sick. You then hear two more paroxysms, both followed by the distinctive whooping sound. It is the noise of breathing in, and comes from the larynx (voice box).

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