Epidemiologists have identified a new persistent strain of pertussis that they have named the Holyland Whooping Cough. The HWC renders the victim nearly incapable of a cough free minute.
Companions of the constantly coughing inflicted have been known to kill them unless the infected find their way to residential sanatoriums for the lengthy recuperation period that can last the equivalent of forty years of wandering in the desert. Coincidentally most of the rehab facilities are in the Arizona desert.
Public health officials are warning those inflicted with HWC to seek treatment lest the pulmonary disease turn into the more serious Netanyahu Pneumonia.