There’s a major whooping cough warning for people in the Mount Tamborine and Scenic Rim area.
Gold Coast Health has confirmed there’s been a rise in cases of the highly contagious virus, prompting authorities to issue a timely reminder about keeping vaccinations up to date.
According to Newscorp, there’s been 24 people diagnosed with the infection in the Scenic Rim this year, which is a significant increase compared to the last few years.
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The outbreak has sparked serious concern, with the hinterland holding the second worst rates of immunisation in the state.
Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease that can affect people of all ages but is more serious for babies.
Symptoms include fever and long periods of coughing that sound like a ‘whoop’.