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Whooping cough (pertussis) cases appear again in Grant County


Last updated 7/20/2017 at 5:50pm

GRANT COUNTY, WA – Grant County Health District staff are investigating 12 confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough), with additional tests pending. All confirmed cases are within the Ephrata and Moses Lake communities. None of the cases have been hospitalized. There is the potential for more cases to occur. All “close” family contacts have been notified and offered and started on post-exposure prophylaxis.

In an effort to control the spread of the disease, the Grant County health officer has recommended antibiotics for individuals who have come into close contact with the ill in...

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