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November 13, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Whooping-cough outbreak at Seattle’s Roosevelt High

Thirteen students at Seattle’s Roosevelt High School have been treated for whooping-cough since mid-October, Seattle Public Schools said Thursday. In a letter to families, the district encouraged students to cough into their shirtsleeves instead of into open air and to wash their hands vigorously. Officials also said some students were fully vaccinated against the disease but still got sick. Jeff…


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September 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Whooping cough cases decrease in state

LONGVIEW (AP) —Washington health officials report that whooping cough has declined significantly this year over last year. The Daily News reports that by mid-July this year, there were 419 cases of whooping cough or pertussis in Washington state. That’s down considerably from the same period in 2012 when 3,237 cases were reported. State health officials say…


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December 18, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Baby dies of whooping cough in King County

King County officials a newborn has died of whooping cough. It’s the first death from whooping cough in Washington this year. The infant died Thursday. Health officials did not identify the family, nor any details about where the family lived. This year there have been 757 confirmed cases of pertussis reported among King County residents, the highest number…


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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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May 11, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Saturday in Burien: Free whooping-cough boosters for uninsured adults

Adults without insurance and who cannot afford to pay can get free whooping-cough booster shots tomorrow between  9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Group Health Burien Medical Center. Group Health and Public Health – Seattle & King County have partnered to provide the booster-shot clinic. Health officials urge all adults, but particularly those who have contact…


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May 8, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Blanchet High School closes due to outbreak of flu, some whooping cough

Bishop Blanchet High School, a private Catholic school in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood, will close tomorrow and Thursday after school officials reported that about 150 students and an unspecified number of staff members were absent. School officials at first blamed whooping cough, also known as pertussis, but officials from Public Health – Seattle & King County…


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April 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Whooping cough at epidemic level, says state health secretary

From Staff Reporter Mary Jean Spadafora: The Washington State Department of Health today announced a dramatic increase in reported cases of pertussis, or whooping cough. So far this year in the state, 640 cases have been recorded, well over the 94 reported by this time last year.  Health Secretary Mary Selecky said the disease has reached epidemic levels in the state. At a…


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April 3, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Morning Memo/Tuesday: Whooping cough … Rape claim recanted … Ryan Leaf busted, again

Weather: We said last week that it was going to rain through the end of this week, and boy, somebody got it wrong and we’re glad of it. Gotta love that sun yesterday. Don’t hold your breath waiting for the sun today, though. There’s a 90 percent chance of rain. Yeah, well, we’ll believe when…


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March 27, 2012 at 2:39 PM

State’s whooping cough cases could surpass record

The Associated Press The number of pertussis — whooping cough — cases in Washington has risen to more than 500 cases and will likely set a record in 2012, a state Health Department spokeswoman said. The outbreak is likely to exceed the number of about 950 cases last year and the previous record of about 1,020 in…


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