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...disastrous results," said Dr. Caio Rosenthal, a Sao Paulo-based specialist at the Emilio Ribas Institute of Infectious Diseases.U.N. statistics show 44,000 new infections detected last year in Brazil, up from fewer than 40,000 in...

...may now face another threat from disease is alarming, said Thopsie Gopal, an Indian expert in animal emerging infectious diseases who was not involved in the test cases."This is a serious situation," said Thopsie Gopal, who has no relation...
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OP-ed: Delay in vaccinations a cause for concern

...immunity is a situation in which a sufficient proportion of the population is immune to an infectious disease, making epidemics unlikely. Again, infectious diseases are brought to Alaska from faraway places every day, so relying on herd immunity to...
Raw milk infection spreading again with raw milk and is experiencing campylobacter symptoms see their doctor and call the Section of Epidemiology Infectious Disease Program at 907-269-8000 or toll free at 1-800-478-0084 to report an infection. Dan Schwartz can be reached...
Orthopedic health should be part of preventative discussion

...stories demonstrate the control we can have over our lives, despite challenging genetic predispositions. Non-infectious disease processes can most commonly be broken down to into genetic or environmental factors, or both. Some disease processes...
Anchorage tackles on escort services

...prove the businesses are a public nuisance that must be shut down. The city claims the escort services spread infectious diseases and create fear among nearby residents, including schools, home owners and businesses. Anchorage has long had...
Experts say stored rural water could pose health risks

...with plastic dippers. Primitive water and sewage disposal systems can lead to a range of health dangers, from infectious diseases such as hepatitis A and viral meningitis to increased spread of common ailments like colds and the flu. Alaska...
Outbreak raises vaccine exemption concerns

...the higher the risk of an outbreak and spread of the disease within a given setting," said Michael Cooper, SOE infectious disease program coordinator. Health officials are working toward education so parents stop the trend of delaying or refusing...
Atlantic seal virus found in Kachemak Bay otters

...Kachemak Bay from 2005-2007. In a paper published this month in the Centers for Disease Control's "Emerging Infectious Diseases," phocine distemper virus was documented in dead and live otters tested by biologists studying an unusual mortality...


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