By Madysen McLain
Gazette Colomnist 

County, WSU create hub for medical outbreaks


The Whitman County Public Health Department and WSU recently formed a partnership to create a medical hub in Pullman in the event a major outbreak were to occur.

Sarah Blatner, WSU emergency management coordinator, said the partnership was signed into effect in mid-May.

If a major public health outbreak happened, like a large group of people with measles, the partnership would allow face masks, medicine and immunizations to be distributed.

The measles outbreak in western Washington has been a concern for eastern Washington, but the medical hub would also be helpful in other outbreak situat...

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