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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Cover that cough: Community sees outbreak of whooping cough, mainly in school-aged children

The Spokane Regional Health District confirmed more than 50 pertussis cases, called “whooping cough,” in the Spokane area, impacting predominantly school-aged children with cases reported in nearly every school district.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Spokane schools, health district caution about high number of whooping cough cases

The Spokane Regional Health District reports 51 cases of the contagious disease since November, with the majority being diagnosed in school-age children.

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.

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. …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …