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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...
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...
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...
2nd bacteria outbreak from raw milk reported on peninsula

...of Health and Social Services said.A similar bacterial infection sickened more than 30 people in February, the...milk because of the higher risk of developing a bacterial infection.___Information from: (Kenai, Alaska) Peninsula...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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