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Cruise lines urged to fight viruses by cleaning more

...and temperatures up to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, said Sue Anne Jenkerson, nurse epidemiologist with the state public health division. "It's very hard to eliminate," said Jenkerson. More than 170 passengers and crew members aboard the Ryndam...

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Toxin found in Alaska gardens, warning issued

...just the leaves. We found it in all different parts of plants," said Nim Ha, acting program manager for the public health division. Health officials said the levels are unlikely to pose health risks. But a person's exposure depends on many...

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Demand for flu vaccine higher than state's supply

...for flu vaccines - swine and seasonal - is outstripping supply. The immunization program manager for the state Public Health Division, Laurel Wood, told The Anchorage Daily News more vaccine is on the way, and it's not a crisis situation...

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Health officials lift vaccine restrictions

...Disease Control and Prevention. Several states besides Alaska have lifted restrictions on who may get vaccinated. Public Health Division immunization manager Laurel Wood said the vaccine supply appears to be loosening up. She said the state initially...

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Court ruling halts tobacco checks in Alaska

...came from the federal Food and Drug Administration, according to Dr. Peter Nakamura, director of the state Public Health Division. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that the FDA cannot regulate tobacco. That brought an abrupt end...

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State defends shellfish poisoning conclusions

...ever had PSP. While crab meat is unlikely to contain PSP toxins, it is sometimes present in crab viscera. The Public Health Division reported that Saunders had consumed viscera. "In an interview with the Chilkat Valley News he flatly denied...

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State's top doctor, Public Health director leave posts

...Alaska's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jay Butler, left the Department of Health and Social Services June 22. Public Health Division Director Bev Wooley's last day was Wednesday. Wooley declined to comment, but told division staff her departure...

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Knowles names new head of social services

...number of working poor Alaskans would be covered by that exemption. As deputy commissioner, Livey has worked with division directors to manage the overall performance of Medicaid, welfare and public health divisions of the department.

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State rehearses for bird flu outbreak

...we now have a much better idea of what it would take to do that statewide," said Richard Mandsager, state Public Health Division director, in a statement. The state held a similar mass-dispensing clinic in Valdez last month and one is...

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Alaska prepares for pandemic flu

...might be strained literally to the breaking point, in the worst case scenario it's completely crushed," said public health division director Jay Butler. So the challenge, he said, is figuring out how to increase hospital bed capacity and the...

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