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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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-21/alaska-science-forum-float-down-tana
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-17/nome-prepares-greet-iditarod-winner
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-11/2015-iditarod-will-start-fairbanks
State
Becoming Alaskan: North to Alaska - and the future

...town 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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-03/becoming-alaskan-north-alaska-and-f
Neighbors
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
Local
Fear of vaccinations must be overcome

...many people view childhood diseases like diphtheria, whooping cough, rubella, chicken...saved their lives. Other diseases like diphtheria could well make a comeback in this country. Diphtheria is a disease that causes a membrane to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072500/Ope_vaccinations.html
Opinion

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