KBND Logo

 

On Air Now

Lars Larson
ON AIR NOW
Lars Larson
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Contact

Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Local News


Members of the medical team at Central Oregon Pediatric Associates are bracing for a busy season for whooping cough, or pertussis.
 
They base that prediction on the fact that national cases are up year over year and there's a huge outbreak in the northwest, especially Washington State.  There have also been more cases in the Portland area and surrounding counties.   
 
So far in Deschutes County, health officials haven't seen alarming numbers yet.
 
Health Department spokesperson Heather Kaisner says whooping cough, or pertussis, can be fatal, so its important to get vaccinated to prevent it.  If you do think you may have it she urges you to see a doctor, and avoid passing it to other people, especially infants. 
 
 "IF YOU HAVE THE SYMPTOMS OF PERTUSSIS OR YOUR CHILD- WHICH IS THAT CONSTANT COUGH YOU CANT' GET RID OF - FEVER- ACHES - THOSE KINDS OF THINGS-  GO TO YOUR DOCTOR AND YOUR DOCTOR  CAN DO A TEST TO SEE IF YOU HAVE PERTUSSIS...AND THEN ITS IMPORTANT TO STAY AWAY FROM OTHERS ESPECAILLY INFANTS SINCE THEY DO HAVE THE HIGHEST MORTALITY RATE.... IS UNDER 3 MONTHS OF AGE."
 
Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control is seeing double the number of cases compared to last year and a total number rising to levels not seen since 1959.  Kaisner spoke to 1110 KBND radio news Thursday morning.
 
"it is increasing obviously across the nation - in oregon they are seeing more cases this year - especially in portland area- so far in deschutes county  we have not seen a big increase in pertussis yet- i say that (yet) because there is a concern it could come this way."
 
The CDC is currently studying the outbreak in Washington State to try to determine what is causing so many people to come down with it.  Health officials say fewer people are getting vaccines and that could play into the outbreak.  There are also reports that a recent vaccine wasn't as effective as ones used in the past. 
 

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
LinkedUpRadio Envisionwise Web Services