Be careful if you or anyone near you shows symptoms of a strange cough. The Cough sounds like a Whoop & is a prolonged cough, it' sounds as the sufferer is choking and unable to stop long enough to get their breath.
Whooping cough is on the rise. My sister & I both caught it in January this year. My sister whom had Asthma & also Fibromyalgia & I have SLE have been ill with it. The cough has finally just about gone now & apart from when I had Pleurisy. it is the worst cough I have ever had. I have a Hiatus Hernia which meant I was also sick when coughing, it meant I was unable to leave the house as I would be sick at any time without warning.
We saw 3 different GP's in our practice, a total of 12 times before we could get them to take swabs. The swabs were finally sent to the lab to check for Whooping cough. A few weeks later we got a letter of confirmation from Public Health. By then we had mixed with other people & possibly passed on the infection. So please be alert, because if you have a weak immune system it hits you harder and it is very dangerous should a child contract it as it can cause death in infants.