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State to launch smallpox action plan

...a plan to deliver the first round of smallpox vaccinations here, according to Karen...the state Division of Public Health. Smallpox is caused by the variola virus and results...federal government has been focusing on smallpox response plans in the event of a possible...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120902/sta_smallpox.shtml
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Smallpox shots to start in February

...plans to start vaccinating civilians for smallpox next month in Anchorage. The move is...who would be the ones to respond if a smallpox outbreak occurred in Alaska or if the...News-Miner. The vaccinations are voluntary. Smallpox is a highly contagious disease that could...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012703/sta_smallpox.shtml
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Preposterous smallpox argument

Monday's letter to the editor correlating the use of smallpox-laden blankets in 1763 to modern weapons of mass destruction...chemical weapons against the Kurds. While the act of distributing smallpox blankets is inexcusable, I don't see any connection between...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081904/let_letter3.shtml
Opinion
Editorial: Keep up the pressure - support vaccination

...public health. It has saved more lives than any other medical innovation since the dawn of history.Humanity has eliminated smallpox. It has almost eliminated polio. Other diseases will follow, we hope.But there are problems - not with the vaccines...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-28/editorial-keep-pressure-support-vacci
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Editorial: Vaccination saves lives

...better-protected the state is. The more people who are vaccinated, the harder it is for disease to spread.The world has eradicated smallpox with a dedicated vaccination effort, and polio is nearly extinct. You can do your part to keep Alaska safe from other diseases...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-16/editorial-vaccination-saves-lives
Opinion
HIV/AIDS: It ain't over 'til It's over ...

... And this one is not over yet. Some will remember when we wondered if we would ever get beyond the smallpox epidemic. We did. Many of us have done battle with polio and now that is a rare scare in many parts of the world now. HIV...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120210/let_744586560.shtml
Opinion
Alaskans attend ceremony for Native American saint

...Mohawk father and Algonquin mother. She was known for her devotion to the church and ascetic lifestyle. Disfigured from a smallpox outbreak that orphaned her as a young child, she died at age 24.Her path to sainthood took more than 300 years.In 2011...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-11-04/alaskans-attend-ceremony-native-ame
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Vaccination history

...on Dec. 9's report of the state's smallpox vaccination planning under the federal...am extremely happy to hear that public smallpox vaccination will be voluntary. Based...In other words, this whole public smallpox vaccination business may be just part...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121002/let_letter6.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...phenomenon slightly less desirable than a smallpox outbreak. But no longer. The AMA is...phenomenon slightly less desirable than a smallpox outbreak. But no longer. The AMA is...phenomenon slightly less desirable than a smallpox outbreak. But no longer. The AMA is...

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State faces bioterrorism questions

...against two other potential threats: smallpox and botulism. The state has fielded...from people especially concerned about smallpox and anthrax, said Funk, noting Alaskans...The United States stopped producing the smallpox vaccine for the general public when the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100501/sta_bioterrorism.shtml
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