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Kenai health center on alert for measles to the area.With a high number of measles outbreaks in the Lower 48 from Jan. 1...Barrows said Alaska hasn't had a reported measles case since 2000, the state is ranked...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles was documented as eliminated, not native...
Vaccination fees waived in August

...visiting places were many diseases are endemic. There have been measles outbreaks around the country, including in Seattle. Being...most likely to end up with serious complications from ... measles or whooping cough or chicken pox."While the focus is on...
The Rime* of the Petersburg Shrimper

...once it gets in your veins, Hooks you, whether done as a sport, or for monetary gains. It's contagious, worse than measles, the black plague or the flu,Why you might catch it just by gathering, a round the old barbeque! Infectious germs are...
Editorial: Vaccination saves lives

...outbreak of whooping cough struck Southeast Alaska. Worldwide, measles is on the rebound as the scared and misinformed keep their...research from Andrew Wakefield, who incorrectly linked the measles vaccination with autism.No one has ever reproduced Wakefield's...
Editorial: Keep up the pressure - support vaccination

...big business - refuse to vaccinate themselves or their children.As a result, long-disappeared illnesses have returned: measles, in New York City and British Columbia; whooping cough, here in Juneau. The consequences of these diseases can be fatal...
My Turn: Vaccinate: Don't put children at risk

...000 cases of paralytic polio were reported each year in the United States.Before measles immunization was available, nearly everyone in the U.S. got measles, and hundreds died annually from the infection.Prior to pertussis (whooping cough...
Remains of Fort Yukon chief headed back to Alaska

...humanitarianism.Loola and his wife, Katherine, took in many orphan children during their lifetime when death from flu, measles or tuberculosis, was commonplace.Chief Loola died, at age 73, in Seattle in 1957, three months after he was hospitalized...
Famously Harris

...William died in an accident at the age of seven, Mary died out of state in 1948, Charlotte was lost to whooping cough and measles as an infant and Richard died in 1998, in Juneau. Richard Harris, Jr., became a musician and carpenter, and lived in...
How federal budget cuts could affect Alaska

...for 1,300 HIV tests. A cut of $96,000 for vaccinations would mean 1,400 fewer children receiving vaccines to prevent measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B.Senior Care: Alaska would lose about $184...
Alaska child immunization rate on the rise

...diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, meningitis, hepatitis...circulating all the time, as shown by a 1996 measles outbreak in Juneau that hospitalized two...immunization. ``We had one-third of the (measles) cases in the United States in 1998...


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