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Measles case confirmed in Fairbanks

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State health officials recommend confirming, updating vaccinations for children and adults FAIRBANKS — On June 9, Alaska’s first measles case in more than a decade was confirmed in Fairbanks. An adult with recent travel to central Asia developed a rash several days after arriving in Fairbanks, Alaska, on May 31. Laboratory testing for measles RNA… Read More »

PATC Fire Reward Increased

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$20,000 Reward Offered for information leading to arrest/conviction regarding PATC Fire. YKHC is still seeking information the public may have about the fire that destroyed the Phillips Ayagnirvik Treatment Center (PATC) that was under construction behind the Bethel Post office.

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Bird flu surveillance returns

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The US Geologic Survey (USGS) Alaska Science Center and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Office of Environmental Health and Engineering (YKHC-OEHE) are collaborating to screen for avian influenza in migratory birds arriving on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

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