April 20, 1997 in City

Pertussis Testing Continues

From Staff And Wire Reports

A steady stream of people needing to be tested for whooping cough kept health officials busy Saturday.

A case of pertussis was reported in Shoshone County, bumping to 129 the number of cases in North Idaho.

The Panhandle Health District will not offer pertussis testing today.

However, the clinic will be open for testing from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Monday at an office located at 1111 Ironwood Drive.

Those tested by Panhandle Health must have come in contact with a known case of pertussis and suffer from symptoms of the disease - runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat and cough.

Those who have symptoms but have not come in contact with a known case should see their health care provider. , DataTimes

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