The Alaska Section of Epidemiology (SOE) is reporting a significant increase in gonorrhea cases that is occurring concurrently with a national trend of increasing sexually transmitted disease rates. In...

The Alaska Section of Epidemiology has confirmed a case of botulism in an adult patient who ate Native Salad at the Cama-i Dance Festival in Bethel, March 16-18, 2018. Bethel is a city located near the...

Alaska health officials issued a Public Health Advisory Wednesday due to an increase in syphilis cases reported during the first quarter of the year. To date, there have been 20 confirmed cases and 2...

In the past five years, Alaska received an average of <1 mumps case report per year.  Starting in August 2017, there has been an increase in mumps activity in Anchorage. To date, 247 confirmed and...

Mumps is a contagious viral illness, characterized by fever, headaches, and swollen salivary glands under the jaw (pictured). Meningitis, encephalitis, permanent hearing loss, and other serious complications...

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is warning residents of a statewide outbreak of sexually transmitted gonococcal (GC) infection – commonly called gonorrhea. Reported cases of gonorrhea...

Recent animal tularemia cases in Alaska has prompted officials to warn the public how to avoid the bacterial infection in themselves and their pets. Two domestic cats infected with tularemia died recently...

Sixty-eight passengers and one crew member on board Holland America Cruise line vessel, Volendam, were stricken with norovirus, according to federal health officials. During a voyage from July 12-19, 68...

For nearly a year between July 2016 and May 2017, Alaska health officials reported two outbreaks of trichinellosis in the Norton Sound region associated with consumption of raw or undercooked walrus...

An adult with laboratory-confirmed mumps has been identified in Anchorage, according to the State of Alaska DHSS, Division of Public Health. No recent travel was reported. The patient reported a relative...