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Kenai health center on alert for measles

...money 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-12/kenai-health-center-alert-measles
State
Alaska at low risk for infection

...long been a quarantine station at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport for infectious illnesses like tuberculosis and measles.The state's chief epidemiologist, Dr. Joe McLaughlin, said there is an isolation room and people at the station are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-17/alaska-low-risk-infection
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/vaccination-fees-waived-august
Local
Health officials confirm Alaska mumps case

...diagnosed with mumps five days before the group left.The woman told health officials she thought she had received the mumps, measles and rubella vaccination as a child. She did not have a record of the vaccination.No one else on the trip were affected.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/health-officials-confirm-alaska-mumps-c
State
Health officials confirm Alaska mumps case

...diagnosed with mumps five days before the group left.The woman told health officials she thought she had received the mumps, measles and rubella vaccination as a child. She did not have a record of the vaccination.No one else on the trip were affected.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/health-officials-confirm-alaska-mumps-c
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-16/editorial-vaccination-saves-lives
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-28/editorial-keep-pressure-support-vacci
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-06/fishing-fever
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-26/my-turn-vaccinate-dont-put-children-r
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-13/remains-fort-yukon-chief-headed-back-al
State

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