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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
Bartlett prepares for Ebola, just in case

...Bartlett Regional Hospital has long had Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines in place to handle infectious diseases cases. Now, they're reviewing their protocols and procedures and offering additional training for all hospital...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-17/bartlett-prepares-ebola-just-case
Local
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
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...

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

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-27/opinion-heart-community
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/rachel-doro/2013-11-08/native-medical-center-patient-dea
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-26/my-turn-vaccinate-dont-put-children-r
Opinion
How federal budget cuts could affect Alaska

...college 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-26-0
State

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