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A race to save Nome

...Coolidge and the occasion was the 1925 diphtheria epidemic in Nome. Around 1918 an influenza...no resistance to either influenza or diphtheria. So, in the fall of 1924 when the...realized that he had the beginnings of a diphtheria epidemic. He had a supply of 80,000...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2011-07-09/race-save-nome
Neighbors
Thanks for help in fighting pertussis

...of Epidemiology and the Juneau School District combined their efforts and on Dec. 16 and 17 offered free Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) immunizations at Floyd Dryden and Dzantil'i Heeni middle schools. More than 800 immunizations were given...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020809/nei_385926783.shtml
Life-saving serum run documented in new film

...to deliver a life-saving serum to those threatened by a diphtheria outbreak in the rugged coastal town of Nome."Icebound...agency provided $695,000 to fund the $1 million project.Diphtheria is an airborne disease that attacks the upper respiratory...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-12-12/life-saving-serum-run-documented-new-film
Art
Extracting truth from myth

...original mushers, some of whom attended the film's premiere in Anchorage. Also at the premiere was the last surviving diphtheria victim from the epidemic, Jirdis Baxter.In bringing neglected facts to light, Anker highlights the overlooked role of...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-12-12/extracting-truth-myth
Art
Arts calendar

...in a daring relay of antitoxin across the frozen wilderness to save the children of Nome, Alaska from a deadly outbreak of diphtheria. The story of the Serum Run is a legend, but beyond the legend, there is a tale that is far more complicated, filled with...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-12-12
Art
SEARHC encourages prevention against whooping cough

...recommend all children from age 2 months through 6 years old get the five-dose DTaP vaccine, which also protects against diphtheria and tetanus. The single-dose Tdap booster vaccine is recommended for adolescents age 11-18 (preferably those age 11-12...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-01/searhc-encourages-prevention-against-wh
State
Mary Joyce inducted into the Alaska women's hall of fame

...Shortly after opening his resort, DeVighne received national attention as Alaska's Commissioner of Health during the 1925 diphtheria epidemic. The epidemic was the catalyst of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, and the Walt Disney children's classic film, Balto...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-03-08/mary-joyce-inducted-alaska-womens-ha
Outdoors
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...dog mushers relayed a life-saving diphtheria serum 800 miles from Nenana to Nome...route, of the 1925 relay that carried diphtheria serum to stop an epidemic in Nome...dog mushers relayed a life-saving diphtheria serum 800 miles from Nenana to Nome...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030100/Loc_serum.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...desperate 1925 dog team relay that carried diphtheria serum to Nome, died of heart failure...desperate 1925 dog team relay that carried diphtheria serum to Nome, died of heart failure...desperate 1925 dog team relay that carried diphtheria serum to Nome, died of heart failure...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011999/Loc_nollner.shtml
Serum-run vet retraces route of historic 1925 rescue effort

...When a group of Alaska dog mushers relayed a life-saving diphtheria serum 800 miles from Nenana to Nome in 1925, Norman Vaughan...although not the exact route, of the 1925 relay that carried diphtheria serum to stop an epidemic in Nome. At Sunday's Serum Run...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030100/Loc_serum.html
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