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US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

...over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.A Liberian official confirmed to the Associated...it, according to medical experts, and Emory's infectious disease unit is one of about four in the U.S. that is...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-04/us-missionary-ebola-leaving-liberia-t
Not For Web
Officials: Flu season arrived early

...we've seen in November in the past four years," said Dr. Michael Cooper, program manager for the state's infectious disease program, in a statement Tuesday.There is no way to determine the actual number of cases because many Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-28/officials-flu-season-arrived-early
State
Health officials say flu season arrived early

...we've seen in November in the past four years," said Dr. Michael Cooper, program manager for the state's infectious disease program, in a statement Tuesday.There is no way to determine the actual number of cases because many Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-26/health-officials-say-flu-season-arrived
State
Health officials: Take sickness seriously

...populations. "This is the time of year when cold virus activity starts picking up again," said Dr. Michael Cooper, infectious disease program manager for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. "And influenza season is just around...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-07/health-officials-take-sickness-seriousl
Local
No confirmed cases of unusual respiratory illness

JUNEAU - The manager of Alaska's infectious disease program says it wouldn't be surprising if an unusual respiratory illness that has affected children in the Lower 48 is detected...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/no-confirmed-cases-unusual-respiratory-
State
No confirmed cases of unusual respiratory illness

JUNEAU - The manager of Alaska infectious disease program says it wouldn't be surprising if an unusual respiratory illness that has affected children in the Lower 48 is detected...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/no-confirmed-cases-unusual-respiratory-
State
My Turn: Vaccinate: Don't put children at risk

...herd immunity"Herd immunity is a situation in which a sufficient proportion of the population is immune to an infectious disease, making epidemics unlikely. Again, infectious diseases are brought to Alaska from faraway places every day...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-26/my-turn-vaccinate-dont-put-children-r
Opinion
August is national immunization awareness month

...sponsors National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) to raise awareness of the importance of immunizations to avoid infectious disease and its devastating consequences. NIAM highlights the need for improving national immunization coverage levels...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081303/nei_shots.shtml
Neighbors
Outside editorial: The good news about AIDS vaccine research

...for the elusive HIV/AIDS vaccine is meeting in Seattle, a fitting venue as this city grows more renowned for infectious-disease research. Sound off on the important issues at Nearly 1,000 scientists from around the world who gathered for...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082307/opi_20070823007.shtml
Opinion
Juneau gets sneak preview of flu season

...As soon as school starts, viruses start circulating again," said Dr. Beth Funk of Anchorage, a member of the infectious disease team in the state's epidemiology office. "We had a report from the Matanuska-Susitna area of two direct test...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092601/Loc_flu.shtml
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