Whooping Cough Outbreak Forces Closure Of Queensland School

An outbreak of whooping cough has forced a school on the Queensland/NSW border to close for the rest of the academic year.

St Mary's Catholic School in Goondiwindi has reported a number of students suffering from the highly contagious respiratory infection.

A Queensland Department of Education spokesperson said no state schools have experienced the level of infection at St Mary's, but they are monitoring the situation.

Image: St Mary's Parish School