WALTON COUNTY-- Walton County Department of Health Officials are urging residents to stay alert after a confirmed case of pertussis or whooping cough.
The patient's family and immediate friends have been contacted and are also being treated.
Whooping cough is a contagious respiratory tract infection that can be a serious threat, especially for infants.
New parents, grandparents, and relatives should be fully immunized before being around a baby.
This is the second year in a row that Walton County has confirmed a case of whooping cough.