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Salmonella sickens Clark County resident

April 6, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Health

Six Washingtonians, including a Clark County resident, have been sickened by Salmonella Typhimurium, which officials say they believe is linked to wild songbirds, such as pine siskins. Read story

Clark County Councilor Temple Lentz, from left, joins Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler as they tour the Tower Mall vaccination site on Monday in Vancouver. The site also offers rapid COVID-19 testing.

Herrera Beutler tours Tower Mall vaccination site

Clark County Councilor Temple Lentz, from left, joins Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler as they tour the Tower Mall vaccination site on Monday in Vancouver. The site also offers rapid COVID-19 testing.

April 5, 2021, 6:05pm Clark County Health

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, toured a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at the former Tower Mall in Vancouver on Monday. Read story

This undated image provided by Supernus Pharmaceuticals in April 2021 shows bottles for different dosages of the drug Qelbree. On Friday, April 2, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the medication for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children ages six through 17.

FDA OKs first new ADHD drug in more than a decade

This undated image provided by Supernus Pharmaceuticals in April 2021 shows bottles for different dosages of the drug Qelbree. On Friday, April 2, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the medication for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children ages six through 17.

April 5, 2021, 4:49pm Health

U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in over a decade for children with ADHD, which causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Read story

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Clark County sees 141 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death as numbers creep up

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April 5, 2021, 12:52pm Clark County Health

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to creep up, with Clark County averaging about 47 new cases a day over the weekend, according to Clark County Public Health data. Read story

When will people younger than 16 be COVID-vaccine eligible in Washington state, and which jab is OK for teens?

April 5, 2021, 8:01am Health

People younger than 16 became the lone group not knowing when it will be vaccinated against COVID-19 now that everyone in Washington 16 years and older will be vaccine eligible by mid-month. Read story

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Analysis: How the U.S. invested in the war on terrorism at the cost of public health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta.

April 5, 2021, 6:30am Health

Here’s one big takeaway from our country’s disastrous 2020 COVID-19 response: For 20 years, we’ve lavished attention and money on fighting human terrorism and forgot that the terrorism of nature is equally deadly, deserving equal preparation. Read story

Nicole Russell looks out from her porch, Friday, March 12, 2021, in Kendall, Fla. Because of the pandemic, Nicole because fearful of leaving her home and retreated to her bedroom for days at a time. While some felt restricted by the confinement of home "caves", others found a sense of safety and comfort, becoming increasingly accustomed to the isolation.

Coming out of the cave: As life creeps back, some feel dread

Nicole Russell looks out from her porch, Friday, March 12, 2021, in Kendall, Fla. Because of the pandemic, Nicole because fearful of leaving her home and retreated to her bedroom for days at a time. While some felt restricted by the confinement of home "caves", others found a sense of safety and comfort, becoming increasingly accustomed to the isolation.

April 4, 2021, 6:32pm Health Wire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Dinner reservations are gleefully being made again. Long-canceled vacations are being booked. People are coming together again, in some of the ways they used to. Read story

Youth of the Year Alura Kilian, 16, from left, chats with Gov. Jay Inslee and executive director Francisco Bueno during Inslee's visit to the Teen Turf club. The Boys & Girls Clubs location was one of several stops Inslee made during a Friday afternoon visit to Vancouver.

Inslee praises state’s vaccine efforts, urges caution during stop in Clark County

Youth of the Year Alura Kilian, 16, from left, chats with Gov. Jay Inslee and executive director Francisco Bueno during Inslee's visit to the Teen Turf club. The Boys & Girls Clubs location was one of several stops Inslee made during a Friday afternoon visit to Vancouver.

April 2, 2021, 5:53pm Clark County Health

Gov. Jay Inslee rolled through Clark County Friday for a visit that included stops at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington and one of the area’s COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 cases jump, prompting warning to exercise caution

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April 2, 2021, 12:58pm Clark County Health

Several weeks of gradual increases in COVID-19 activity have been punctuated by a sudden jump in cases and a warning by Clark County Public Health to exercise caution during Easter weekend and the upcoming school spring break. Read story

More contagious and dangerous COVID-19 variants increasing in Washington, DOH reports

April 2, 2021, 10:20am Health

More contagious and aggressive coronavirus variants first identified in California and Brazil are increasing their numbers in Washington, according to a report published Thursday by the state Department of Health. Read story