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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...
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... India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no...such creative care.Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a global health threat, and it' India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no...
Voices of Alaska: High-level talks on Air Force One

...communities lack running water. Children in these communities are 10 times more likely to suffer from viral pneumonia, tuberculosis and infection. In the past decade, the state has seen 25 schools close. Thirty-three more schools are currently facing...
Famed Alaskan musher George Attla dies at 81

...widely considered the best sprint sled dog racer to ever compete.He captivated fans with his underdog story. He suffered tuberculosis as a boy, spending much of his childhood in the hospital, where they straightened and fused his knee. He refused to let...
Treatment and technology are on your side

...bursting with ideas and an umlaut in his name. Healthcare in America in the early-1800s was, to say the least, lacking. Tuberculosis, cholera, yellow fever, and syphilis were common and misunderstood. Other afflictions were the result of workplace conditions...
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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...
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...
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...
Well-traveled doctor retires after 44 years

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


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