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A race to save Nome

...Coolidge and the occasion was the 1925 diphtheria epidemic in Nome. Around 1918 an 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...
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...
Alaska Science Forum: A float down the Tanana River

...after its construction, Tolovana Roadhouse was the first stop in the Serum Run, when mushers carried a 20-pound package of diphtheria antitoxin from Nenana to Nome. In January 1925, Wild Bill Shannon carried the package inside the roadhouse to warm it...
Nome prepares to greet Iditarod winner

...mushing is in our blood."The Iditarod, which started in 1973, commemorates a run by sled dogs in 1925 to deliver lifesaving diphtheria serum from Seward to Nome.The winner of this year's race is expected to arrive early Wednesday morning.Defending champion...
2015 Iditarod will start in Fairbanks

...began in Nenana, a stop on the Alaska Railroad between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Teams of dogs and mushers relayed vials of diphtheria vaccine to Nome, where an epidemic was raging. The serum run became an international phenomenon as people around the world...
Becoming Alaskan: North to Alaska - and the future were cancelled. The teams sprinted 674 miles from Nenana to Nome to transport life-saving medicine needed to combat a diphtheria epidemic overtaking the town. Not long afterward, the Iditarod was born. (And then decades later, Disney made the animated...
Life-saving serum run documented in new film deliver a life-saving serum to those threatened by a diphtheria outbreak in the rugged coastal town of Nome." provided $695,000 to fund the $1 million project.Diphtheria is an airborne disease that attacks the upper respiratory...
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...
Arts calendar 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...
Juneau Empire Story Archive 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 mushers relayed a life-saving diphtheria serum 800 miles from Nenana to Nome...


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