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By Dan Rudy 

Infection prevention preparedness


Wrangell Medical Center staff released information Tuesday that it will be strengthening their preparations for handling infectious diseases on the island.

While the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has brought the subject to the world’s attention, diseases that require similar infection control responses such as measles have been making a resurgence in the United States.

The Center for Disease Control reports nearly 600 cases of measles since January, spread among 22 states including California, Oregon and Washington. Since this is more than twice the incidence of any previous year of the n...

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