Two more bats tested positive for rabies in the area, according to the Chelan-Douglas Health District. These are the second and third rabid bats in the two-county area this year; the first found in late May.
One person in Chelan County is being treated for rabies after coming into contact with one of the bats.…
A recent survey finds Washington teens are consuming less sugary drinks at school, including in Chelan and Douglas Counties. Couple that with state and national programs aimed at keeping students healthy, it may be surprising that obesity rates are still on the rise. Marcus Bellissimo reports.
The Washington Department of Ecology issued an air quality alert thru noon Saturday for much of Eastern Washington, including all of Chelan and Douglas Counties. Air quality will vary between good and unhealthy depending on wind direction and time of day.
Smoke from wildfires in Okanogan County, British Columbia, Alberta and Montana is expected to affect central and eastern Washington as north winds push smoke around the state through Saturday.…
Christal Eshelman, Communications Director at the Chelan-Douglas Health District, joins KOHO’s Chris Hansen to talk about the recent mumps cases in Washington state, although the number of cases locally remains at zero. State Health Officials say the number of mumps cases statewide is now about 350. Officials say 113 of the cases involve children age 17 and younger, with 62% of people in the reported cases saying they were vaccinated against the mumps.…Read More
Health officials say two dozen people in Washington state have died from the flu so far this season, and the number is likely to climb. The Washington Department of Health said the victims have been older people — two were over 50, and the rest were over 65, with several victims in their 80s or 90s.…Read More
On Aug. 3 Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife officials found a bat in Chelan County that tested positive for rabies. The Chelan-Douglas Health District said in this event, as in all similar events, public health conducts a risk assessment to determine if anyone needs post-exposure prophylaxis. In the wild, less than one percent of bats have rabies.…Read More