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Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Resident becomes sick after consuming oysters and wonders what is being done to prevent future outbreaks of V parahaemolyticus, this new climate related illness in Alaska.

  1. An indicator of healthy marine environments (Photo courtesy of Ron Eby - USFWS)
By Guido - Flickr: Pacific oysters, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16325140
DHSS: includes all cases, both Alaska and other (outside) shellfish sources.
Electron microscope image. Source: CDC
S. Basu: Mean monthly sea surface temperature, 2005-2016
S. Basu: Variability of threshold sea surface temperatures (greater that 10 degree C)

Anchorage Alaska, United States

Dena'ina Athabascan: Dgheyaytnu

Anchorage is a unified home rule municipality in the U.S. state of Alaska. With an estimated 298,192 residents in 2016, it is Alaska's most populous city and contains more than 40 percent of the state's total population.

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