Some people cough up mucus, which may be clear, yellow, or green in color (in this case, coughing is a good response to help clear the bronchi of the mucus). Fever is not common in people with acute bronchitis. However, having a fever can be a sign of another condition, such as the flu or pneumonia. Patient level information — UpToDate.
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a serious infection that spreads easily from person to person. The disease causes uncontrollable, violent coughing spells that makes it hard to breathe, eat, or sleep. After severe coughing fits, an individual with whooping cough often needs to take deep breaths which may result in a "whooping' sound.
Coughing may last for several weeks, sometimes 10 weeks or longer. Scientific studies suggest that up to 1 in 20 adults with a cough that lasts for more than two or three weeks may have pertussis.Author: Lindsey Konkel.