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Tuberculosis outbreak reported in Alaska region

An outbreak of tuberculosis is being reported in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region of Alaska.

The Yukon Kuskokwim tribal health corporation has found more than 15 active cases of TB. More than twice the number of people have tested positive for disease over the past year.

Tuberculosis is easily spread and can be deadly if not treated. Alaska Natives in the region have historically had the highest rate of the disease in the world.

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