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Too few getting flu shots

...thousands of people in the United States alone who are hospitalized as a result of influenza infection," said Dr. Joe McLaughlin, Alaska state epidemiologist. "You don't get that with the common cold."This week, Alaska state health officials...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-30/too-few-getting-flu-shots
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Health department identifies Peninsula Dairy source of outbreak

...Currently two people have been hospitalized from the infection, an adult and a child, but no one has died, said Joe McLaughlin, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services epidemiologist. The infection causes diarrhea, stomach pains...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-02-27/health-department-identifies-peninsu
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Alaska providers received drugs from pharmacy involved in meningitis outbreak

...Alaska Surgery Center. The Surgery Center of Fairbanks is the seventh on the FDA's list.State epidemiologist Joe McLaughlin said the FDA's patient notification advisory stems from an ongoing investigation of NECC. Investigators are looking...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-16/alaska-providers-received-drugs-from
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More than 90 Alaskans contract viral meningitis

...Chenega Bay, Cordova, Fort Wainwright, Homer, Nanwalek, Port Graham, Tatitlek, Valdez and Wasilla. Dr. Joe McLaughlin, a state medical epidemiologist, said Monday that no one has died but some people have been hospitalized. McLaughlin...

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OP-ed: Delay in vaccinations a cause for concern

...responsibility. When we vaccinate our children on-time, we protect their health, and the health of our community. Joe McLaughlin, M.D., M.P.H., is the State Epidemiologist for the Alaska Section of Epidemiology.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-04-30/op-ed-delay-in-vaccinations-a-cau
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Salmonella outbreak strikes Elim

...Elim. ''This is one of the largest salmonella outbreaks that the state has seen in a long time,'' said Dr. Joe McLaughlin, with the state Section of Epidemiology. McLaughlin led the investigation with the help of a public health nurse...

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