A whooping cough outbreak has occurred at an Albury primary school amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Multiple cases have been recorded at Albury Public School, leading to the students and their families being isolated.
One parent said the school had pushed for his son to be tested despite resistance from doctors to do so.
"We're doing a five day isolation requirement, the whole family is at home," the father said.
"We thought it was the flu at first, then after a few days he started coughing.
"The school has been really good.
"The doctors didn't want to test for it straight off the bat."
The man said his son was recovering.
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The illness has particularly impacted Grade 6 students, he said.
"Anyone with flu symptoms, they need to get checked out," he said.
"This didn't show any normal signs - he didn't have the repetitive cough they normally get."
Whooping cough is highly contagious and is particularly dangerous for infants.
It spreads through airborne droplets when people cough or sneeze, skin to skin contact and saliva.
There had reportedly been nine cases at the Albury school, but authorities would not comment.
The outbreak came as schools moved to online learning with parents encouraged to keep their children home.
Victorian school holidays have been brought forward amid the outbreak.
Meanwhile, there were no new cases of COVID-19 recorded for the Albury LGA. Greater Hume recorded its first two cases, bringing the total Murrumbidgee tally to 15 which includes two cases in Federation. Moira now has three cases, but Wodonga and other Victorian LGAs are yet to record a case.