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Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak

...Malaria and the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative. It was published online Tuesday in the journal, Lancet Infectious Diseases.In an email, Franco Pagnoni of the World Health Organization said "the collateral damage of epidemics is a...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/malaria-killed-more-people-usual-ebol
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 18, 2015

...Disease Control and Prevention published a map of death. The CDC is good at charting deaths - it records the rates of infectious disease and events that cause people to die across the country. Those might be heart attacks and strokes as much as something...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-18/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
'We Need Help:' Aid scarce in quake-hit Nepal villages

...We have a small window of time to put in place measures that will keep earthquake-affected children safe from infectious disease outbreaks - a danger that would be exacerbated by the wet and muddy conditions brought on with the rains," Khan...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-03/we-need-help-aid-scarce-quake-hit-nep
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Halfway house battles bed bugs

...interview. "But these bed bugs don't transmit infectious diseases like some bugs do ... so that's why we don't...bites or complaints. Reports are required only for infectious diseases such as influenza and botulism.Local exterminators...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-30/halfway-house-battles-bed-bugs
Local
National Infant Immunization week

...Health Center said in a news release, "and helps protect our community by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases- for both children and adults."JPHC encourages the community to make an appointment during National Infant...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-05/national-infant-immunization-week
Neighbors
UN tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa

...to prevent (future outbreaks) from turning into what has happened in West Africa," said Sebastian Funk, an infectious diseases expert at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.? Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia, Liberia...

http://juneauempire.com/maria-cheng/2015-03-13/un-tally-ebola-deaths-passes-1000
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
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
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
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