BOISE, Id – Nine children in Idaho’s Panhandle have Whooping Cough. The highly contagious illness has been spreading in Kootenai County. Most of the sick children were not vaccinated.
Since January, 39 cases have been confirmed in the five northern counties. But in Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley, the counties covered by Central District Health, the familiar whoop of whooping cough is not being heard.