Tag Archives: Whooping Cough

Pertussis Cases Surpass Last Year’s Total | News | San Diego County News Center

Pertussis Cases Surpass Last Year’s Total | News | San Diego County News Center.

“Another 102 new cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, were confirmed by local health officials, bringing this year’s count to 454. In 2013, a total of 431 whooping cough cases were reported and there were only 63 cases at this point last year. There was a high of 1,179 cases reported in 2010.”

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for April 30, 2014

It is hot and windy in San Diego County. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for most of San Diego County and hot temperatures along with low humidity are hitting us too. However there is no “Red Flag” … that’s a high fire danger warning… Yet.

Pertussis or whooping cough is sweeping through San Diego. San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency says that this year alone there have been 298 pertussis cases reported. That’s about six times as many cases when compared to the same time period for last year. Last week alone 18 people reported having the disease.

Dr. Wilma Wooten says “Pertussis has shown no signs of slowing down … The vaccine’s effectiveness lessens over time so it’s very important that adults get their booster shots and that they make sure their children have the necessary doses of the vaccine at the recommended ages.”

Veteran San Diego Police officer Gilbert Anthony Lorenzo is being arraigned this morning at 8:00 in Department 2 of El Cajon’s courthouse. 31-year-old Lorenzo is accused of domestic violence. After his arrest by La Mesa police he was placed on unpaid leave.

In San Diego’s courthouse at 1:30 Todd Francis is being sentenced. Francis is the owner of a gun his daughter and a neighbor boy were playing with when it fired killing the boy. Francis pleaded guilty to child endangerment.

San Diego City Council has a busy day today.

First at 9:00 AM the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is meeting about a ballot proposal to increase the minimum wage in San Diego. Then at 2:00 the council’s Smart Growth and Land Use Committee is talking about the community plan for Ocean Beach.

This morning at 9:00 the County Board of Supervisors is meeting and on the agenda is a multimillion-dollar water quality monitoring contract.

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech at San Diego State University is being honored with the unveiling of a plaque at SDSU’s Open Air Theater.

And finally tonight at 7:00 San Diego city councilman Ed Harris is hosting a town hall meeting at Bay Park Elementary School.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for Christmas Eve December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

San Diego’s Mission valley mall is the scene of an early morning Christmas Eve homicide according to San Diego Police. The call came in at 1:14 AM one woman is dead and another is in the hospital. The parking lot on the east end of the mall near the Macy’s store is blocked off. Investigators are still on scene and more info will come out through the morning.

San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is reporting the number of whooping cough cases has doubled this past year. 12 new cases bring our total to 334 for the year so far. Last year there were 165 cases and the record high was 1,179. Symptoms include a cough and runny nose persisting for a couple weeks. There is a vaccine and however out of the latest dozen to get the disease all but one was up to dare on their shots.

Homeless families and children will have two opportunities to get a Christmas Eve meal today from Father Joe’s Villages. First at 11:00 AM around 1900 people will be served then at 5:00 tonight about 800 will get to celebrate.

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