SAN DIEGO - A Texas woman has become the second person to die in a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers sold by a California company, health officials reported Wednesday.
LONDON - Malaria likely killed many more people than usual in the West African nation of Guinea during last year's Ebola outbreak, a new study suggests, as tens of thousands with potential signs of the mosquito-spread disease probably shunned health clinics.The early symptoms of malaria - a fever and body aches - are similar to Ebola. Health workers said many people with malaria were afraid of catching Ebola at a medical facility or being mistakenly sent to an Ebola clinic.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital are seeking unpaid Alaska caregivers for a survey.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A media campaign is set to launch in March that is aimed at reducing the number of children born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Alaska.
FAIRBANKS - Alaska is at lower risk than the Lower 48 states of seeing Ebola cases but the threat is still being treated seriously, health officials said.
ATLANTA - A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to be flown Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.
ANCHORAGE - Too few Alaskans are getting an annual flu shot, doctors say, with some patients claiming they are too healthy to need a vaccination and others saying the side effects scare them away.
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Alaska is at lower risk than the Lower 48 states of seeing Ebola cases but the threat is still being treated seriously, health officials said.
JUNEAU - Alaska is at low risk for Ebola infections but the risk is real, and the state is taking steps to be prepared, Gov. Sean Parnell said Thursday.
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