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US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

...Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.A Liberian official...medical experts, and Emory's infectious disease unit is one of about four in...small plane equipped to contain infectious diseases. A small police escort followed...
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A Bishop's Perspective: The heart of a community

...working long hours in dangerous or debilitating working conditions. Many workers died prematurely of tuberculosis, infectious diseases and work-related injuries. In the days before Workers Compensation and Social Security, their deaths forced...
Native Medical Center patient death not from flu

...confirmed by the state virology lab this season were the swine flu strain, or H1N1, said Michael Cooper, the infectious diseases program manager for the state section of epidemiology. H1N1 is a type A flu, Cooper said.Altogether, there...
My Turn: Vaccinate: Don't put children at risk

...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, so relying on herd immunity to...
How federal budget cuts could affect Alaska and fewer would get work-study jobs.Public health: The state will lose $237,000 for responding to infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. Another $250,000 in grants...
Anchorage airport gets quarantine station

...airport will open in July to screen travelers for infectious diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and prevent travelers from bringing and spreading infectious diseases in the United States.
Sealaska to enter plasma business used to restore blood volume in shock, trauma and surgery patients. It also is used in the treatment of infectious diseases and in controlling hemophilia. The company hopes to expand to 39 plasma collection centers by 2006. The investment...
August is national immunization awareness month

...awareness of the importance of immunizations to avoid infectious disease and its devastating consequences. NIAM highlights...protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases. NIAM is commemorated in August - a time when...
Getting government out of health care? Yeah, right

...another alternative is the uninsured sick simply don't get treated and get worse, suffer needlessly or pass infectious diseases to those around them. Surely that's not the trade-off we're going to insist on for smaller government...
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...


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