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Sierra Leone to shut down for three days to slow Ebola

...them, the U.N.'s World Health Organization reported. In a sign the crisis is picking up steam, more than 700 of those infections were recorded in the last week for which data is available.During the lockdown in Sierra Leone, set to begin at midnight...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-09-19/sierra-leone-shut-down-three-days-slo
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On the Trails: Highbush cranberries

...floor, sending spores that start new infections on leaves, flowers, stems, and berries...rain-splash. Interestingly, the common stem infections in the Juneau area are apparently rare...British Columbia has shown than this rust infection can effect the shrub in several ways...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-12/trails-highbush-cranberries
Outdoors
Bethel school-based health center proposed

...offer services such as pregnancy testing, information on birth control and testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.Katy Krings, a public health nurse, said such services for students would be done on a confidential basis."So they...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-04/bethel-school-based-health-center-propo
State
My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...advantage of various preventive services, which include immunizations and vision screening for kids, sexually transmitted infection prevention and HIV screenings for adolescents at higher risk, and general checkups with your primary care doctor for you...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-fall-season-back-school-new-b
Opinion
Alaskans taking risks with sex

...sexually transmitted infections, Alaska is in the...April summary of HIV infection."There are several...know they have the infection," Jones said.When...increase the likelihood of infection."Jones acknowledged...sexually transmitted infections will improve, and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21/alaskans-taking-risks-sex
Local
Some SeaWorld mammals live longer in captivity

...a handful of lab tubes."We're looking for evidence of infection or inflammation. We're looking at electrolytes, liver...breaking them and causing cavities that become conduits for infections, he said."The animals are really bored," said Jett...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-04/some-seaworld-mammals-live-longer-cap
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ANTHC receives grant to study contaminants in Bering Sea

...pathogens that can move between animals and humans, McOliver said. The idea is to see if there are any animal-related infections that can be tested or measured based on climate and winter shifts in pathogens over time.The water aspect of the project...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-04/anthc-receives-grant-study-contaminants
State
Study: Rural Natives suffer serious respiratory infections

...suffer much higher rates of serious respiratory infections, including pneumonia. The Centers for Disease...suffer higher rates of antibiotic resistant staph infections and other skin infections. The study is believed to be the first in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040308/sta_264694181.shtml
Peninsula Dairy plans to continue after infection linked to its milk

...department has tied more than 30 cases of an infection to a Kasilof-based dairy farm, the...developing symptoms similar to a campylobacter infection - diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pains...been confirmed in a lab as campylobacter infection, he said. No one has died from the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-28/peninsula-dairy-plans-continue-after-in
State
US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

...under-developed health care system and inadequate infection controls make it easier for the Ebola...Any modern hospital using standard infection-control measures should be able to...We know how to control it: hospital infection control and stopping it at the source...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-04/us-missionary-ebola-leaving-liberia-t
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