Whooping cough cases climb in Texoma

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TEXAS -- Texas' whooping cough outbreak has made its way to Texoma.

Texas state health officials are urging residents to be aware as the number of cases state-wide is set to surpass the recent 2009 high of 3300 cases. Which officials say will be the worst since the 1950's.

Anyone can contract Pertussis or whooping cough, but it's most severe in infants and children under seven years old.

Cooke County has 3 cases of whooping cough, Grayson two cases, Fannin three and Lamar county two cases.

Children need to be up-to-date with their D-TAP shots and parents and those working around children need to make sure they have their T-DAP shot.