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  • AK: TB Screening Program Continues in Yukon-Kuskokwim Region

    Source: http://alaska-native-news.com/health...im-region.html


    Tuberculosis Screening Program Continues in Yukon-Kuskokwim Region
    By Alaska Department of Health and Social Sevices 4 hours 53 minutes ago

    ANCHORAGE ? The state tuberculosis control program is currently responding to an increase in both laboratory-confirmed and suspected cases of tuberculosis in a Yukon-Kuskokwim region village...

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    Re: AK: TB Screening Program Continues in Yukon-Kuskokwim Region

    Source: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...ined-y-k-delta

    Alaska's largest TB outbreak in 8 years contained on Y-K Delta
    Eli Martin
    July 29, 2013

    Alaska authorities have confirmed an outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) in a Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta village, according to a press release Monday from the state Department of Health and Human Services. Officials said the outbreak is under control and presents no cause for alarm.

    Eight active cases have been identified in the past five months in the village.

    Dr. Michael Cooper, Alaska Tuberculosis Control Officer, said that the eight individuals were undergoing treatment on-site and are all doing well. He said no fatalities have occurred during the outbreak...

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