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TB tests ordered for Sitka Coast Guard members

...state Department of Health and Social Services says no active TB cases were reported in Southeast last year. But Stanchi...the station and the fact that Alaska led the nation in active TB cases last year raised concern. Stanchi decided the best...

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All Wildwood inmates to be tested for tuberculosis

...the chance of TB turning active is even less, according to Funk. "The odds are in your favor that you won't get active TB," she said. TB caused 644 deaths nationwide in 2006, the most recent year for which data are available, according...

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Alaska tops nation with highest TB rate

...point in their lifetime, Funk said. ''Once you have a positive skin test, you have a lifetime risk of developing active TB,'' Funk said. There is currently no effective vaccine to prevent TB so the best way to curb its spread is by early...

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