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Medical Alert - Case of Whooping Cough

7/10/2015

​This morning the school has been notified of a confirmed case of whooping cough (Pertussis) at Tullawong State School. 

Whooping cough is a highly infectious illness that is spread by coughing and sneezing.  This illness is troublesome and distressing at any age but can be very serious in young infants. 

We recommend that anyone with a persistent cough should see their local doctor immediately.  Students with symptoms should not attend classes until they have been advised they are able to by their doctor.  Early diagnosis and treatment of this illness is important to limit the spread of whooping cough in the school and the community.