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Chuuk

(cho͝ok) or

Truk

(tro͝ok, trŭk), state (1990 est. pop. 48,853), c.39 sq mi (100 sq km), Federated States of Micronesia, W Pacific, in the E Caroline IslandsCaroline Islands,
archipelago, c.830 sq mi (2,150 sq km), W Pacific, just north of the equator. The largest islands are Palau (Belau), Yap, Chuuk (Truk), Pohnpei (Ponape), and Kosrae. The islands are fertile and rich in minerals.
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. One of four states comprising the Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia, Federated States of,
independent nation (2005 est. pop. 108,000), c.271 sq mi (702 sq km), an island group in the W Pacific Ocean. It comprises four states: Kosrae, Pohnpei (formerly Ponape), Chuuk (formerly Truk), and Yap.
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, Chuuk consists of c.55 volcanic islands surrounded by an atoll reef and many islets. The chief products are copra and dried fish. During World War II, Chuuk was the site of an important Japanese naval base.
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Other islanders, especially in Chuuk State, have become more westemized, and if Pollapese want a respected place for themselves in this contemporary setting, they can't successfully compete to be 'modern' in terms of material goods, number of jobs, degree of education, or other such measures.
123) 12 Chuuk State Code [section] 2053(1) (2001 draft); Kosrae State Code [section] 13.
141) 12 Chuuk State Code [section] 2054(1) (2001 draft); Kosrae State Code [section] 13.
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In July 2008, CDC responded to a request from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to investigate the first documented cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in Chuuk State.
guidelines (8) and the International Standards for TB Care (9) have resulted in the following actions: 1) a consistent supply of fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides, and other second-line drugs was procured; 2) Chuuk State Hospital added a separate ward for inpatient treatment of patients with TB; 3) TB program staff members received on-site training on providing DOT and conducting contact investigations; 4) nine new outreach workers were hired to administer DOT, and three vehicles were acquired to help workers investigate contacts; 5) the hospital laboratory was equipped for processing specimens for smear microscopy daily and shipping specimens for culture and drug-susceptibility testing weekly.
Even though the Chuuk state adopted the FSM criminal code in 1980, which made possession and traffic illegal, marijuana remained relatively new to Chuuk people who were then calling it a 'different cigarette,' or else maru, maruwo or marwana (Oneisom 1991).
Of the 228 cases, 133 (58%) occurred among patients who were Chamorros (an ethnic group native to Guam), 45 (20%) occurred among persons from the Chuuk State of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and 29 (13%) among Filipinos.
The three fatal cases occurred among patients aged 9 months, 17 months, and 22 years who were immigrants or children of immigrants from the Chuuk State, FSM.
In the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), both Yap and Chuuk states are already part of the Pacific Regional Connectivity Program through the Palau-FSM Connectivity phase.