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My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...adolescents and adults, STI counseling for adolescents and adults, and immunizations such as pertussis vaccine to prevent whooping cough, polio vaccine, and meningococcal vaccine to prevent many types of meningitis. Checking in with your primary care...
Editorial: Keep up the pressure - support vaccination

...children.As a result, long-disappeared illnesses have returned: measles, in New York City and British Columbia; whooping cough, here in Juneau. The consequences of these diseases can be fatal.That's a high price to pay for ignorance, and...
Editorial: Vaccination saves lives a signal that Alaskans may not be protecting themselves from more serious diseases.Last year, an outbreak of whooping cough struck Southeast Alaska. Worldwide, measles is on the rebound as the scared and misinformed keep their kids unprotected...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...understanding and confronting what divides us." Thumbs down to the two confirmed and three suspected cases of "whooping cough," officially known as pertussis, in Juneau schools. The sickness is a highly contagious disease, which starts...
Vaccination fees waived in August

...protects those around you."Alaska saw a pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic in 2012, with rates four times the national...up with serious complications from ... measles or whooping cough or chicken pox."While the focus is on immunizations...
Fairbanks will host Preparedness Expo

...plans, power backup systems, weather warnings and food storage.Children ages 11 and under will be offered free whooping cough vaccinations.The Fairbanks North Star Borough, the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole, the University Fire Department...
Several cases of whooping cough reported in Juneau schools

...cases in Juneau schools of pertussis, also known as "whooping cough."There have been two confirmed cases of the highly...immunized.If a child does begin showing symptoms of whooping cough, parents are encouraged to contact their doctors...
1933 the Channel League and High School series due to the closing of the schools on account of prevalent epidemics of whooping cough and influenza.When the two teams battled ferries would make two trips with fans both ways.Since Juneau won more...
Medicines of the 1890s

...used by our early pioneers. "Whooping Cough Cure: Gather 2 oz. olive oil...paroxysm. After the third week of whooping cough, put 1 oz. strongest liquid...vinegar occasionally." Both whooping cough and diphtheria were deadly and...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...In addition to existing immunization requirements that protect children against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, rubella and polio, children in grades K-12 will be required to be immunized against mumps, hepatitis...


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