JUNEAU - A rumor circulating Wednesday that Prince of Wales Island was under a quarantine is false, according to a Craig city public health official.
At least 32 people on the island came down with pneumonia recently. One person, who also had chronic obstructive lung disease, died.
The state epidemiology division sent a team to review medical records last month.
Six of 13 samples sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were identified as adenovirus.
The bug can cause sore throat, cough, fever or pneumonia. It is transmitted via sneezes or coughs, and by touching one's mouth, nose or eyes after touching an object with the virus on it.
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