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Recall related to meningitis outbreak is expanded

...medication associated with an outbreak of meningitis in the Lower 48 has recalled all products...of the medication implicated in the meningitis outbreak has come to Alaska, the U...contamination."Alaska has had no reported meningitis cases associated with the implicated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-10/recall-related-meningitis-outbreak-expa
State
Four Alaska communities report incidents of viral meningitis

ANCHORAGE - Cases of viral meningitis have been reported in four Alaska...Fairbanks and one in Eagle River. Meningitis is inflammation of the brain and...pointed out that the viruses causing meningitis often were the same within a community...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101903/sta_virus.shtml
News
Craig teenager diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

...days of exposure, and usually appear within the first three to four days. An infection usually is more severe than viral meningitis, which has similar symptoms. If not treated in time, infections can lead to severe brain damage, hearing loss, the amputation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-05-09/craig-teenager-diagnosed-bacterial-meni
Local
Alaska receives drugs from company in fungus case

...Massachusetts pharmacy behind the deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis, state officials said Tuesday.Alaska providers have not...is based on "an abundance of caution," Wilkinson said.Meningitis is an infection of membranes covering the brain and spinal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-17/alaska-receives-drugs-company-fungus-ca
State
Homeowner fights bank eviction

Teresa and Sadao Uehara were in a life and death struggle with a rare form of spinal meningitis when a phone call informed them of a missed payment on their home. Teresa, who was attending to her husband in the intensive...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-06-09/homeowner-fights-bank-eviction
Local
Health officials confirm Alaska mumps case

...It's a communicable illness that is largely preventable with a vaccine.The disease can lead to complications that included meningitis, encephalitis and loss of hearing. Severe complications in recent years are rare, according to the Section of Epidemiology...

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

...It's a communicable illness that is largely preventable with a vaccine.The disease can lead to complications that included meningitis, encephalitis and loss of hearing. Severe complications in recent years are rare, according to the Section of Epidemiology...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/health-officials-confirm-alaska-mumps-c
State
My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...immunizations such as pertussis vaccine to prevent whooping cough, polio vaccine, and meningococcal vaccine to prevent many types of meningitis. Checking in with your primary care doctor and taking advantage of preventive care benefits could easily make Alaska one...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-fall-season-back-school-new-b
Opinion
Obituaries

...Burmester died, Nov. 16, 2000, in Russia. He was traveling in St. Petersburg, Russia, when he contracted a fatal strain of meningitis. He was born June 15, 1977, in Louisville, Ky., where he grew up. He lived in Sitka for a year after he graduated from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120800/Com_Obit.html
Comm
Neighbors Briefs

...pneumonia, bloodstream infections and the potentially fatal meningitis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American...Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Meningitis Foundation of America suggest that Prevnar should be considered...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080301/Loc_neighbriefs.shtml
Local

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