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Topic: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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July 17, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Norovirus caused sicknesses at Kitsap County lake

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — Health officials in Kitsap County say norovirus is to blame for sickening more than 260 people at a popular park over the weekend. Officials on Thursday said tests of stool samples confirmed the same type of norovirus, a contagious virus that causes stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Horseshoe Lake County Park…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Horseshoe Lake County Park, Port Orchard

July 19, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Pertussis vaccines may wear off sooner than thought, officials say

From Staff Reporter Kibkabe Araya: A rise in whooping cough cases among teens suggests that the pertussis vaccine may be wearing off sooner than expected, officials from the Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention said Thursday. After Washington state declared an epidemic in April, the CDC sent investigators here to learn the reason for the spike in cases. The investigation revealed a surprising…

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