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Health officials: Take sickness seriously

...populations."This is the time of year when cold virus activity starts picking up again," said Dr. Michael Cooper, infectious disease program manager for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. "And influenza season is just around...

...HealthMap uses algorithms to scour tens of thousands of social media sites, local news, government websites, infectious-disease physicians' social networks and other sources to detect and track disease outbreaks. Sophisticated software filters...

...acceptance of a professional life outside the ordinary, with an element of adventure," said William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.Hospital volunteer Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly...
CPH sees spike in influenza cases

...CPH are getting Tamiflu, but McDonald said prevention was still key to flu-fighting efforts. McDonald oversees infectious disease-bearing patients who are admitted to the hospital and works to keep healthcare workers from contracting the illness...
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...
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...
OP-ed: Delay in vaccinations a cause for concern

...herd immunity"Herd 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...
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...
Study: Alaska is most improved state on healthiness meter

...improvements during the past year. Specifically, Alaska showed the greatest improvement overall in lowering the infectious disease and infant mortality rates. Today, Alaska reports 16.4 cases of infectious diseases per 100,000 people. The...

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