Tuberculosis in Alaska

(Photo courtesy National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

For most of us, tuberculosis is a disease we think of as having been eradicated long ago. But Alaska has led the nation in reported tuberculosis cases for decades, and at double the national rate. On the next Line One co-host Prentiss Pemberton and guests discuss the health risks of tuberculosis and the importance of testing and treatment.

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW

  • Dr. Bruce Chandler, Medical Officer of Disease Prevention and Control with the Anchorage Health Department
  • Dr. Michelle Rothoff, Alaska State TB Controller, epidemiologist with the Department of Public Health
  • Leigh Boone, RN, BSN, Public Health Nurse for the Municipality of Anchorage


  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752  (statewide) during the live broadcast (10:00 – 11:00am)
  • Send email to before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air)
  • Post your comment or question below (comments may be read on air)

LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT


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