Stories tagged: outbreak
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Grant County identifies mumps outbreak near Moses Lake
Grant County officials are tracking a mumps outbreak at the Columbia Basin Job Corp near Moses Lake, where there were five confirmed cases of mumps and nine suspected cases Friday.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
‘Knock on wood’: House of Charity appears to have suppressed second norovirus outbreak
Health officials said Tuesday that 22 patrons of the House of Charity have been evaluated for intestinal symptoms, with some testing positive for norovirus. But the downtown homeless shelter appears …
Sun., June 26, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
Pasco frozen food processor aims to restart production after recall
CRF Frozen Foods is unable to identify the contamination source that prompted a massive recall and led the company to lay off 300 workers at its Pasco plant. Gene Grabowski …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Male Zika-area travelers should use condoms, CDC advises
U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have been to outbreak areas to use condoms during sex with pregnant …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2013, 1:15 p.m.
Somalia polio outbreak spreads; 105 recorded cases
NAIROBI, Kenya — Somalia is suffering an “explosive” outbreak of polio and now has more cases than the rest of the world combined, an official said Friday.
Wed., Aug. 14, 2013, midnight
SpokAnimal euthanizes 70 sick cats
SpokAnimal employees faced a heartbreaking decision when a deadly virus was discovered in several of the cats at the shelter: euthanize every cat or risk spreading the infection. They opted …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2012, midnight
Year after FDA blamed outbreak on Evergreen Produce, founders still baffled
BONNERS FERRY – When agents from the federal Food and Drug Administration knocked on the door of Nadine Scharf’s North Idaho sprout-growing business last summer, she had no problem letting …
Fri., April 11, 2008, midnight
Students lacking shots must stay home
A chickenpox outbreak at a Spokane elementary school prompted health officials Thursday to order students in six classrooms to stay home until May 2 unless they can provide proof they’re …