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Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

...above 300, many clinics and hospitals in the province of 6 million provided 24-hour service, with some sending health workers into remote areas to meet needs there.The National Disaster Mitigation Agency recorded 21 fire-related fatalities...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-17/vast-forest-fires-indonesia-
Nation and World
Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite US airstrikes

...riding around in U.N. and ICRC vehicles.The number of dead and wounded in the fighting was unclear as overwhelmed health workers struggled to treat the injured and verify how many had died."We fear that many more civilians may be harmed if...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-30/taliban-tighten-hold-afghan-
Nation and World
McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill

...Speaking at the White House, Obama reminded Congress of the need to keep the government open.Honoring public health workers for their efforts to combat Ebola, the president said such organizations "need support from Congress in order continue...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-25/mcconnell-moves-ahead-bipart
Nation and World
Illinois mom who watched 3 kids drown fights for new family

...recognized her.Amanda Ware has a long history of depression and abusing drugs and alcohol, and 20 years ago told a mental health worker that she wanted to kill herself by driving into a lake, prosecutors said. During her 2006 trial, witnesses said...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-06/illinois-mom-who-watched-3-k
Nation and World
E. coli in Northwest marks Chipotle's 3rd outbreak this year

...sickened dozens of people in Minnesota beginning in August, according to state health officials. In California, health workers said norovirus sickened nearly 100 customers and employees at a Chipotle restaurant in Simi Valley in mid-August...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-03/e-coli-northwest-marks-chipo
Nation and World
Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak

...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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/malaria-killed-more-people-usual-ebol
Not For Web
Burns named to national Catholic service board

...Paul Eagle said. The organization has also been doing awareness outreach on Ebola in West Africa and training of health workers. It resettled Haitians displaced by the earthquake five years ago and salvaged a hospital. CRS engages in peacebuilding...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-18/burns-named-national-catholic-service-b
Local
UAF receives $23.8M biomedical grant

...to change."Hueffer said BLaST students can prepare for a variety of careers ranging from lab technician to public health worker to a biomedical researcher. It all depends on what they want to do and the needs of the communities where they live...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-26/uaf-receives-238m-biomedical-grant
Neighbors
As Ebola evades Europe's defenses, Madrid scrambles to contain the virus

...outbreak has killed more than 3,400 people, is raising questions about how prepared wealthier countries really are. Health workers complained Tuesday that they lack the training and equipment to handle the virus, and the all-important tourism...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/ebola-evades-europes-defenses-madrid-
Not For Web
Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

...S. and parts of Africa where Ebola is spreading," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said, stressing that U.S. health workers know how to control the virus."There is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here," he told a news conference...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/questions-and-answers-about-us-ebola-ca
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