In the early 20th century, tuberculosis destroyed entire villages across Alaska. Hundreds of years later, tuberculosis continues to re-emerge in rural Alaska proving to be an increasingly resistant disease in the 21st century. Dr. Bob Fraser is a former tuberculosis control officer and past director of the Alaska Division of Public Health. He recounts the history of public health and tuberculosis in Alaska on this week’s Line One: Your Health Connection.
- State of Alaska, Epidemiology: Tuberculosis Control Program
- Must We All Die?: Alaska’s Enduring Struggle with Tuberculosis by Robert Fortuine
- Hometown, Alaska: The Great Death (31 Aug 2010)
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- Dr. Thad Woodard, Anchorage pediatrician
- Bob Fraser, MD, past director Alaska Division of Public Health and TB control officer
LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, September 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
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