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NYC Legionnaires' outbreak up to 10 dead, 100 diagnosed

NEW YORK - The largest outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in New York City has taken the lives of 10 people and health officials Thursday ordered cooling towers on buildings throughout the city tested for the bacteria that causes the illness.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-07/nyc-legionnaires-outbreak-10-dead-100
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Aug. 10, 2015

Thumbs up to our world champions. Last week, CJ Umbs and Christine Quick returned home to Juneau from the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-10/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-a
Opinion
Alaska has latest school start time in nation

...the latest average school start time in the country, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Alaska's average start time is 8:33 a.m., while only 17 percent of U.S. public schools analyzed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-07/alaska-has-latest-school-start-time-nat
State
NYC targets cooling systems linked to Legionnaires' outbreak

...in the U.S. each year with Legionnaires' disease, which is a type of pneumonia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of cases reported to the CDC each year has been rising, roughly doubling between 2000 and...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-05/nyc-targets-cooling-systems-linked-le
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Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak

LONDON - Malaria likely killed many more people than usual in the West African nation of Guinea during last year's Ebola outbreak, a new study suggests, as tens of thousands with potential signs of the mosquito-spread disease probably shunned health clinics.The early symptoms of malaria - a fever and body aches - are similar to Ebola. Health workers said many people with malaria were afraid of catching Ebola at a medical facility or being mistakenly sent to an Ebola clinic.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/malaria-killed-more-people-usual-ebol
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North Pole man sickened by 'rabbit fever'

...that have come into contact with infected ticks, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, human tularemia cases in the U.S. have significantly decreased since the 1950s. Between 1990 and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-03/north-pole-man-sickened-rabbit-fever
Outdoors
Officials: 51 labs in 17 states may have received live anthrax

At least 51 laboratories in 17 states and three foreign countries received potentially live anthrax spores from the Defense Department over the past decade, and the number is likely to grow, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-03/officials-51-labs-17-states-may-have-re
State
Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/military-mistakenly-shipped-live-anth
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University seeks caregivers for survey

...someone 18 or older - typically an aging parent or a disabled child or spouse.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 34 million unpaid caregivers provide care to someone age 18 or older who is ill or has a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-29/university-seeks-caregivers-survey
Local
Ice cream contamination still in question

...that it is getting closer to pinpointing the cause of the contamination. Amid those efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the number of illnesses linked to the company's products has increased to 10...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-22/ice-cream-contamination-still-questio
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