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Iditarod brings friendship between musher, girl

...women with various symptoms."Some people have some health issues along with it, and mine is I can't fight bacterial infections," Perry said.Every three weeks, Perry undergoes about two hours of life-saving transfusions. Her bravery...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/iditarod-brings-friendship-between-mush
State
SEARHC reminds everyone to get a flu shot

...under five (especially children younger than two), and people 65 and over. Because the flu is a virus, not a bacterial infection, antibiotics are not effective as a treatment. However, there are anti-viral medications available that your...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-12/searhc-reminds-everyone-get-flu-sho
Neighbors
Cases of kennel cough reported in Juneau

...kennel cough recently, GHS veterinarian Rachel Berngartt said. But don't be alarmed - a small uptick in the bacterial infection happens once every couple years in Juneau, she said, and it's rarely life-threatening for dogs.However...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-03/cases-kennel-cough-reported-juneau
Local
FDA shouldn't order costly GMO labels just to satisfy scientific illiterates

...varieties happen in nature as well - within and across species - without human intervention.Medical treatment of bacterial infections with antibiotics, by contrast, directly interferes with nature. Do opponents of genetically modified products...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-29
Opinion
You're not entirely what you think you are!

...Surprisingly, viruses may offer a way to treat some bacterial infections. Many, perhaps most, viruses attack bacteria...treatments with phages might help control some bacterial infections. Of course, the bacteria can mutate, and some...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-09-28/youre-not-entirely-what-you-think-yo
Outdoors
Alaskans attend ceremony for Native American saint

...a young Bellingham, Wash., Lummi Nation boy named Jake Finkbonner was cured of a devastating flesh-eating bacterial infection in 2006 after his parents prayed to Kateri.The now 12-year-old Finkbonner and his family attended the canonization...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-11-04/alaskans-attend-ceremony-native-ame
Neighbors
State puts routine TB screening on hold

...villages," he said. "Before you know it, they've spread it."Tuberculosis, also known as consumption, is a bacterial infection that develops in the lungs and spreads through coughs and sneezes from infected people. Left untreated, it can...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-14/state-puts-routine-tb-screening-hold
State
State faces bioterrorism questions

...a shortage in Alaska, she said. Antibiotics are used to treat anthrax, bubonic plague and tularemia - three bacterial infections associated with germ warfare, Funk said. The drug is not effective against two other potential threats: smallpox...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100501/sta_bioterrorism.shtml
News
Juneau artist found his peace in Brazil

...He had found a place in his life where he was really content." Adkins, 58, died Sept. 25 in Brazil from a bacterial infection that attacked his throat and immune system. He's survived by his wife; his mother; and two sisters, Cecilia...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102405/loc_20051024003.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Iditarod teams died Friday, one of them from a bacterial infection three days after it had been dropped by a musher...tired and wasn't eating well. The dog died of a bacterial infection of the chest cavity lining, according to necropsy...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031101/Spo_Swingley.shtml

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