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State sees slight increase in number of tuberculosis cases

A new study of tuberculosis in Alaska shows a 10 percent increase...state's epidemiology office. Tuberculosis, also know as TB, primarily affects...they don't develop'' active tuberculosis, she said. In the 1950s, a study...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073100/Loc_tb.html
Local
Tuberculosis plagues Anchorage homeless

ANCHORAGE - Tuberculosis, a highly contagious disease...the important issues at Alaska's tuberculosis rate was the highest of all states...Anchorage homeless people with active tuberculosis annually and in 2004 there were...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041607/sta_20070416003.shtml
News
Remains of tuberculosis victims heading home from Sitka

...dozens of Alaska Natives who died from tuberculosis at a Sitka hospital decades ago are...next of kin. In the 1940s and 1950s, tuberculosis devastated rural Alaska. Native victims...in. ``All the resources to fight tuberculosis were used to save the living...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071000/Loc_victim.html
Local
Tuberculosis fight needs national attention

...Alaska powerhouse Sen. Ted Stevens has joined the fight against tuberculosis worldwide. Sen. Stevens and Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii are co-sponsors of the Stop Tuberculosis (TB) Now Act in the Senate, which would authorize $100 million...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073100/Ope_editorial.html
Opinion
Tuberculosis in Alaska is difficult to eliminate

The following editorial appeared in the Anchorage Daily News: The tuberculosis bacterium is like the bad guy in a gangster movie. ``You ain't seen the last of me,'' he snarls when hauled off to prison...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061900/Ope_edit.html
Opinion
State puts routine TB screening on hold

...Alaska, trying to end an epidemic of tuberculosis that infected as many of 90 percent...population.Doctors now face shortages of tuberculosis detection and treatment medicines even...epidemiologist.Alaska has the highest tuberculosis rates in the country, partly due to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-14/state-puts-routine-tb-screening-hold
State
Empire Editorial: Remembering George Attla

...dogs across a thawing one.Attla was born in Koyukuk in 1933, the middle of eight children. When he was young, he caught tuberculosis of the knee. Doctors fused the knee during his recovery.He attended Mount Edgecumbe before returning home to the Interior...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-18/empire-editorial-remembering-george-a
Opinion
Famed musher Attla dies at 81

...widely considered the best sprint sled dog racer to ever compete.He captivated fans with his underdog story. He suffered tuberculosis as a boy, spending much of his childhood in the hospital, where they straightened and fused his knee. He refused to let...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-17/famed-musher-attla-dies-81
Sports
A professor, wearer of fancy hats, food bank creator and advocate honored

...was born in Juneau and lived with her grandmother in the Juneau Indian Village while her mother was in the hospital with tuberculosis.At 15, she moved with her mother to California and bounced back and forth between San Francisco and the Sierra Nevada...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-06/sung-and-unsung-heroes
Local
Inmates get TB tests

ANCHORAGE - All inmates at a correctional facility north of Kenai will be getting tested for tuberculosis. The Department of Corrections says two cellmates of a prisoner who collapsed and coughed up blood at the Wildwood Pre-Trial...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100110/reg_714443674.shtml
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