Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 27° Partly Cloudy

Tag search results

Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.

Pandemic halts vaccination for nearly 80 million children

The coronavirus pandemic is interrupting immunization against diseases including measles, polio and cholera that could put the lives of nearly 80 million children under the age of 1 at risk, according to a new analysis from the World Health Organization and partners.

Denver, Los Angeles airport measles cases connected

U.S. health officials have confirmed that three children recently hospitalized with measles in Colorado traveled from New Zealand to Los Angeles International Airport before arriving in Denver.

Measles saps kids’ ability to fight other germs

Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it erases much of the immune system’s memory of how to fight other germs, so children recover only to be left more vulnerable to bugs like flu or strep.

Second measles case confirmed in Idaho panhandle

Authorities have confirmed a second case of measles in the Idaho panhandle. The patient is a family member of a young child who was confirmed as the first case last week. The cases are the first instances of measles in Idaho since 2001. The child had had one measles vaccine but had not had the second dose due to age. Both are believed to have been exposed during international travel.

Two mumps cases confirmed at Eastern Washington University in Cheney

Two students who live off-campus have confirmed cases of the virus, which is making a comeback amid declining vaccination rates. Classes are occurring as scheduled at the school in Cheney, which runs on a quarter system and has classes scheduled through the middle of June.

Officials: 4 new measles cases in Washington outbreak

Authorities say four new measles cases have been diagnosed in western Washington. The Washington State Department of Health says two of the cases were in King County and one each in Pierce and Snohomish counties. The health department said the exact exposure information isn’t known but all of those infected spent time in SeaTac Airport. Public health officials had just declared that a months-long Pacific Northwest measles outbreak was over.

Washington state limits exemptions for measles vaccine

Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Q&A: With measles on the rise, vaccine is still best defense

The Spokesman-Review asked health experts about any strategies to prevent a measles outbreaks, including for travel or if people can’t remember having the vaccine. Just four months into 2019, the U.S. has recorded the greatest number of measles cases – at 764 – since the infectious disease was deemed eliminated from the nation in 2000. No confirmed cases are reported in Spokane this year.