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When Sled Dogs Saved an Alaskan Town

In 1925, 20 teams of sled dogs braved the harsh Alaskan winter to carry a package of diphtheria antitoxin over 1000 km to save a small town from a deadly outbreak!

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Sources:
https://iditarod.com/about/history/
https://www.cdc.gov/about/24-7/savinglives/diphtheria/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/about/24-7/savinglives/diphtheria/campaign.html
https://www.cdc.gov/laboratory/drugservice/formulary.html#dat
http://www.history.com/news/the-sled-dog-relay-that-inspired-the-iditarod
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/dip.pdf
http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2013/08/how-horses-helped-cure-diphtheria.html

Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2003_Iditarod_start_in_Anchorage_-_Aliy_Zirkle.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alaska_iditarod_route.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antitoxin_diphtheria.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Engag%C3%A9_mit_einem_indianischen_Hundeschlitten_by_Maximilian_zu_Wied-Neuwied.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nome_Alaska_1903.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Corynebacterium_diphtheriae_Gram_stain.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:StateLibQld_1_119772_Plane_built_by_Qantas_at_Longreach_in_the_late_1920s.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_Sorlie_and_Iditarod_team_near_Nome.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Balto.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Corrie_Mile_9_Landscape_-_Jacob_W._Frank_(8636566476).jpg

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