Grant County Health District Investigating Two Cases of Whooping Cough

Grant County Health Officer, Dr. Alexander Brzezny, has issued the following alert to the Grant County media: Grant County Health District (GCHD) staff are investigating two (2) Grant County residents with laboratory confirmed whooping cough (pertussis). The first individual has 5 family members with symptoms of pertussis, including cough. Three of those…


Blue-Green Algae Spotted in Moses Lake

From the Grant County Health District: What is Blue-Green Algae Bloom? These algae grow rapidly in fresh water when there is enough sunlight, high temperatures, and nutrients in the water. It often looks like green paint floating on the water. It is common for Grant County waters to have blue-green…


West Nile Virus Discovered in Grant County

Grant County Mosquito Control District #1 (GCMCD#1) has reported that a mosquito sample collected last week from within their district has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV), making it the first detection of the virus in Grant County as well as Washington State this 2018 season. GCMCD#1 covers the…


Grant County Health District Investigating Four Cases of Whooping Cough

Grant County Health Officer, Dr. Alexander Brzezny, has issued the following alert to the Grant County healthcare community and media: Grant County Health District (GCHD) staff are investigating four Grant County laboratory confirmed cases of Whooping Cough (pertussis). All individuals are within a single household and the investigation to date…


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Quincy Walking Audit Seeking Volunteers

The Grant County Health District is looking for volunteers to help them Wednesday afternoon perform a walking audit around Quincy-area elementary schools. Health Educator Amanda Rosales says they want to look out for potential safety hazards. “The hazards could be cracks in the sidewalk, maybe there is no crosswalks or…