Whooping cough. That is the common name for pertussis. If vcaccinated it is very unlikely.
SevereCough&Whoop. Pertussis in adults starts with symptoms of cold and in few days it causes severe cough followed by sharp intake of breath which sounds like a whoop. The cough may last for 100 days inspite of treatment and can cause blood shot eyes and broken ribs in some Even though it is preventable disease in children with DPT vaccine but immunity fades in adults. All adults are advised to get Tdap shot to prev.