Stories tagged: pertussis
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: School district announces plan to vaccinate students for whooping cough
From our archives, 100 years ago The medical director of the Spokane Public Schools announced plans to vaccinate Spokane children against whooping cough.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Flu season in Spokane off to a mild start
Flu season is off to a mild start in Spokane County, health officials say. Twelve influenza hospitalizations have been reported since last fall, according to the Spokane Regional Health District. …
Wed., July 8, 2015
In brief: Spokane police investigate theft of officer’s rifle
One of the Spokane Police Department’s assault-style AR-15 rifles was stolen from an off-duty officer’s personal vehicle last month, and an investigation has led to an arrest in the case. …
Tue., May 6, 2014
Shadle Park graduate leading CDC effort to prevent meningitis, pertussis
As potentially fatal illnesses that spread easily, meningitis and whooping cough are diseases that make the news when infections spread. Behind the headlines, a Shadle Park High School graduate is …
Sun., Nov. 17, 2013
Pullman pertussis diagnoses decrease
A letter posted by the Pullman School District on its website that five Pullman High School students have been diagnosed with whooping cough in the past few weeks is incorrect, …
Thu., Sept. 5, 2013
Whooping cough cases decline in Pacific Northwest
Whooping cough is on the decline in the Pacific Northwest, with some health officials attributing the drop to immunization efforts. By mid-July, there were 419 cases of whooping cough, or …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012
Pertussis death prompts warning
The Spokane Regional Health District is reminding everyone to get a pertussis vaccine along with a flu shot after a King County infant died from whooping cough last week. Health …
Wed., Oct. 31, 2012
Early shots best for flu
As the number of whooping cough cases in Spokane County drops, health officials continue pressing the case for immunizations, including this year’s flu vaccine. Mark Springer, an epidemiologist with the …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012
Whooping cough has spread across Spokane County during the summer, surprising health officials who expected numbers to drop once kids left school. No one has died.
Tue., May 15, 2012
Pertussis shows persistence
The whooping cough epidemic plaguing other counties in Washington has been slow to reach the Inland Northwest. While numbers in West Side counties continued to climb at the end of …
Fri., May 4, 2012
Gregoire puts cash toward stifling whooping cough
Gov. Chris Gregoire is reaching into emergency funds to help contain Washington’s whooping cough epidemic. Gregoire said Thursday she will make $90,000 in crisis cash available to help strengthen a …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2011, 2:43 p.m.
Whooping cough confirmed in Kootenai County children
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been confirmed in nine Kootenai County children, ranging in age from 3 months to 15 years old, a news release from Panhandle Health …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
Panhandle Health District offers vaccine clinics
Panhandle Health District has scheduled special immunization clinics for pertussis, or whooping cough, due to a growing demand. The clinics will be in the district’s Hayden building on Friday and …
Thu., Aug. 26, 2010
Grant County baby dies from pertussis
A Grant County infant infected with whooping cough has died. County public health officials are investigating the case, along with a second case of a child with the bacterial infection, …
Wed., Aug. 25, 2010, 6:43 p.m.
Grant County infant dies of whooping cough
A Grant County infant infected with whooping cough has died.
Fri., July 23, 2010
Pertussis cases on rise in Idaho
BOISE – Idaho is urging anyone who is around infants to get vaccinated for pertussis, or whooping cough, after cases surged in the past six months. Six babies have died …
Thu., July 22, 2010, 1:12 p.m.
Pertussis surges in Idaho, vaccines urged
Idaho is urging anyone who is around infants to get vaccinated for pertussis, or whooping cough, after cases surged in the past six months. Six babies have died in California …
Thu., March 5, 2009
State fears outbreak of disease
More than a dozen high school wrestlers and fans infected with whooping cough attended the Washington state high school wrestling tournament in Tacoma two weeks ago, and state health officials …