School notifying parents after whooping cough case confirmed

One case of pertussis (whooping cough) has just been confirmed Tuesday morning in the Granbury Independent School system – a student at Baccus Elementary School – public information officer Jeff Meador said. Meador said school officials are sending a letter home to all parents today. A Texas Department of State Health Services representative said that Hood County has six confirmed cases in all so far, but did not have information on the ages. DSHS previously sent out a health alert stating that this year pertussis is “on track to reach the highest level in more than 50 years.”