From the ADN:
A new Centers for Disease Control study shows a strong link between a lack of indoor plumbing and high rates of potentially life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia and meningitis among children in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
RESEARCH SHOWS UNSANITARY DISPOSAL OF HUMAN WASTE AND NOT WASHING HANDS LEADS TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Joseph Lister Louis Pasteur, Ignaz Semmelweis, or Robert Koch would have to say about the revelation in the year 2010 that disease can be prevented with hand washing and proper disposal of human waste. Perhaps something like, NO SHIT! My we have come so far, thank goodness our country is spending money on this research. Maybe next we can have a study that shows lack of teaching about birth control leads to pregnancy. We all know that will be a revelation to many in charge of education and health services in Alaska. After government agencies have diverted the money allotted to them to do research on CFIDS/ME (which they gave the idiotic name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), they essentially ignored all the people suffering with it for about twenty-five years. It now appears to be caused by a retrovirus called XMRV(it was found in up to 95% of a wide ranging group with CFIDS/ME) and most likely is in the blood supply, so we all know what good judgment they have.