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  • 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. …


  • Whooping cough cases on rise in Spokane County

    Whooping cough is on the rise in Spokane County and health officials are urging people to get vaccinated.


  • 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 …


  • Vaccination campaign credited for plunge in whooping cough cases

    Two years after a whooping cough epidemic struck Washington state, the number of people infected has plummeted. The state Department of Health credits a campaign to boost vaccination rates.


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Whooping cough shot urged in pregnancy

    ATLANTA – An expert panel is urging every expectant mother to get a shot preventing whooping cough, preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect her …


  • Persistent pertussis

    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.


  • Rock Doc: Adults need to protect against pertussis, too

    Even if you don’t have kids in your household, you could be exposed to serious diseases that often affect children. And at the moment there’s a sharp spike upward in …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Huckleberries: Trio of authors share ink-stained newsroom past

    What do Jess Walter, Richard Miller and Dan Kolbet have in common? Hint: They are ex-Spokesman-Review staffers. And? They’ve all written books. Walter, of course, parlayed his reporting of the …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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, …


  • Grant County infant dies of whooping cough

    A Grant County infant infected with whooping cough has died.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Health officials attempting to give kids a better shot

    A whooping cough outbreak has worsened in Kootenai County, infecting 43 children as investigators scramble to track down suspected sources of the disease. The episode underscores a stubborn problem in …


  • 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 …


  • 5 Additional Cases Of Pertussis Reported

    Panhandle Health District reported five new pertussis cases in Kootenai County Thursday, bringing the month’s total to 20. One adult and four children, ages 15 months to 7 years old, …


  • Five More Cases Of Pertussis Reported

    The number of pertussis cases continued to climb slowly Wednesday, bringing the total to 187 in North Idaho and 74 in Spokane. “It’s not over yet,” said Paul Stepak, Spokane …


  • Two New Pertussis Cases Reported In Cda Officials Unready To Say Outbreak Over

    Only two new cases of pertussis were diagnosed Monday in Coeur d’Alene, bringing North Idaho’s total for the outbreak to 182. The numbers of people coming for testing have slowed …

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