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Update: Six locals test negative for anthrax

...six Juneau state workers have tested negative for anthrax exposure, according to final results by the state Public Health Laboratory. However, two state offices in a building on Main Street and Third Street will remain sealed until test results...
Norwalk-like virus strikes Ketchikan

...the federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta to test for Norwalk-like viruses and to the Alaska State Public Health Laboratory in Anchorage for parasitic and bacterial tests, McLaughlin said. Results are expected next week. "We don't...
Officials say Alaska is in no danger of radiation

...because they don't always accurately show actual radiation levels. Bernd Jilly, the director of Alaska State Public Health Laboratories, said that the problem with such dispersal models is they don't always indicate that the radiation that branches...
State Briefs

...infectious diseases, help hospitals get ready to handle large numbers of casualties and improve communications and public health laboratory capacity. Each state is receiving $5 million, plus an additional amount based on its population. The money...
Official: white powder at JSD is like cake mix

...tested negative for any toxins, according to a public health official.Bernd Jilly, the chief of Alaska State Public Health Laboratories, says it appears the substance is a mixture of flour and cornstarch."There is nothing to worry about...
FBI: 5th suspicious letter received

...Juneau and Thorne Bay both received the letters on Wednesday.Dr. Bernd Jilly, the chief of Alaska State Public Health Laboratories, said his lab received the specimen from Juneau Thursday evening sometime after 5 p.m., and that preliminary...
Wish list for Alaska STD rates

...people. About 84 percent of chlamydia cases occur in people ages 15 to 29. 2) To increase funding to the State Public Health Laboratory to provide free chlamydia and gonorrhea testing services to all providers in Alaska. 3) To increase capacity...
Swine flu suspected in crew member on cruise ship

...Skagway as well as Prince Rupert and Victoria, British Columbia. Testing was performed at the Washington State Public Health Laboratory and forwarded to the CDC. The CDC is in the process of validating the results, which were expected Monday...
3 of 4 suspicious envelopes test negative for toxins

...happy to report that there is nothing bad in anyone of those," Dr. Bernd Jilly, the chief of Alaska State Public Health Laboratories, said in a phone interview Thursday from Anchorage.Jilly could not say what exactly they were testing for...
State labs authorized to confirm swine flu cases

...ANCHORAGE - Alaska officials reported both state public health laboratories have been authorized by the Centers for Disease...swine flu cases. Bernd Jilly, chief of Alaska public health laboratories, said having the ability to test for, and...


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