After going on a few carnival rides, Whoopi Golldberg started to feel a little wheezy and feverish.
She began to tell the doctor about her nasal congestion, fatigue, fever, and severe cough that had a whooping sound to it.
Dr.Williams decided to run some diagnostic tests along with getting images of her pulmonary cavity to confirm his suspicion.
Just as Dr. WIlliams, Whoopi Goldberg had whooping cough also known as Pertussis.
Dr. Williams explained to Whoopi that whooping cough is caused by Bordetella pertussis which releases toxins in the respiratory tract. He said that she probably had it in her body when at the carnival and the higher elevation irritated it.
Dr.Williams prescribed Whoopi some antibiotics and told her she should be fine within a few weeks but her cough might stay for a month or so.