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Washeteria Closures, Infectious Disease and Community Health in Rural Alaska: A Review of Clinical Data in Kivalina, Alaska

Description
Assesses the rates of gastrointestinal, respiratory, and skin infections associated with prolonged washeteria closures for a village of 400 people on an Alaskan barrier island. There is no in-home piped water or sewage on the barrier island; the washeteria is the village's only source providing public showers, laundry facilities, and flush toilets.
Author(s)
Timothy K. Thomas, Jake Bell, Dana Bruden, Millie Hawley, Michael Brubaker
Citation
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 72(1)
Date
08/2013
Type
Document
Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Infectious diseases · Infrastructure · Public health · Statistics and data · Alaska