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whooping cough

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
whooping coughwhoop‧ing cough /ˈhuːpɪŋ kɒf $ -kɒːf/ noun [uncountable]  MIan infectious disease that especially affects children, and makes them cough and have difficulty breathing
Examples from the Corpus
whooping coughDaughter Helen, 25, needed constant attention after whooping cough left her with a mental age of just two.Calpol can now be given to babies developing a feverish reaction after triple immunisations against whooping cough, diphtheria and tetanus.Scarlet fever, mumps, chicken pox, and whooping cough floated in the air.On the ship I caught whooping cough.The vaccine can be given at the same time as immunisations against diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus.They were the victims of whooping cough.The whooping cough passed, but humiliation lingered on.Both Doris and I came down with whooping cough.
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