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All Wildwood inmates to be tested for tuberculosis

Officials will test all of the approximately 255 Wildwood Correctional Complex inmates for tuberculosis after two prisoners received positive TB test results Tuesday. The Alaska Department of Corrections confirmed the positive results...

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Remains of young tuberculosis victim missing

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Relatives of a young Fort Yukon girl who died from tuberculosis expected to get her remains from a makeshift Sitka mausoleum this summer. But when the burial chamber for 7-year-old Agnes...

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City seeks clarification on school physicals

...do the screening. The policy calls for school nurses to do health screenings - including tests for vision, hearing and tuberculosis and a review of immunizations - for students who transfer in.The Anchorage School District had 4,000 kindergarten students...

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Revisiting the past

...was home to about 200 people a century ago. Then people began leaving. During World War II, men were drafted. Later, tuberculosis killed some people and hospitalized others. Fewer people returned from summer camping grounds on the mainland, where there...

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Alaska tops nation with highest TB rate

...posting a big increase in the rate of tuberculosis last year. Health officials say the...largely to two separate outbreaks. While tuberculosis declined 7 percent nationwide, continuing...for Disease Control and Prevention. Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection spread through...

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Tana C. Stiffler

...Road in Kasilof.Tana was born May 24, 1940 in Chicago, Ill. to Gerald and Ellenor Stiffler. After losing her mother to tuberculosis at age 4, her grandmother Mamie Trotter raised her. She attended the one room school house of Good Hope in Gradin, Mo...

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State transportation team gets award for repatriation project

...working with families of long-dead tuberculosis victims contained in a bunker that...147 victims of a post-World War II tuberculosis epidemic. ''The neat thing about...award out of 110 nominated. During the tuberculosis epidemic, people had come from all...

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TB tests ordered for Sitka Coast Guard members

...A higher-than-average number of positive tests for tuberculosis at the Coast Guard Air Station in Sitka has prompted the...request it. A positive skin test does not mean a person has tuberculosis, but it indicates they were exposed to the respiratory disease...

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Well-traveled doctor retires after 44 years

...started working with the Public Health Service in Alaska, tuberculosis and infectious diseases were the major killers. ''Kids...homes.'' Today, James said, it is rare to get an active tuberculosis case. ''What has improved tremendously is immunizations...

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Early Birds: 2 Kenai women make swimming a daily deed

...wearing clothes, Wensley said. She laughed at the story. "Oh boy," Henley said. She had probably been there doing tuberculosis tests and vision screenings, she remembered. "Well, people do look different in the pool than when they're dressed...

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