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US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

...chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday...and is paying to research and stockpile a bird flu vaccine in case the virus returns.The bird flu killed 48 million birds, mostly turkeys and...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-07-29/us-expects-pay-farmers-191-million-b
Regional News
Avian flu hasn't reached Alaska birds yet, but it could

...according to Gerlach. Pullets are hens bred to lay eggs but not yet old enough to do so.Wild birds that have contracted the avian flu in Canada or the lower 48 could spread the disease to Alaska. To prevent a local outbreak, Gerlach says poultry farmers should...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-06/avian-flu-hasnt-reached-alaska-birds-ye
State
Local filmmaker Hebert to make "Yuuyaraq" into a film

...old no longer rage. Their number and severity have diminished. No longer do we die (as much) from the ancient killers of flu, tuberculosis, cholera, or plague. Despite tragic outbreaks of newer diseases like Ebola, and the persistent burn of killers...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-15/local-filmmaker-hebert-make-yuuyaraq-film
Art
Douglas-born woman celebrates 100 years

...countless others. Emma was born to Italian parents and her father managed the Hunter Hotel. Her birth mother died in the 1918 flu pandemic and is buried in the Eagles Cemetery on Douglas. Her father remarried, to a woman hailing from a Swedish-speaking...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/douglas-born-woman-celebrates-100-years
Local
Pure Sole: My father's hands

...so until authorities stopped the fun.My father's hands became a man's far too early, when his father died in the great flu epidemic in Canada.My father's hands took his mother and his sister and brother-in-law onto a steamship headed north...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-06-21/my-fathers-hands
Sports
Health officials say flu season arrived early

...through Thursday had identified 405 November flu cases confirmed by a doctor's visit and...by far the highest number of confirmed flu cases we've seen in November in the past...Alaska documented fewer than 100 cases of flu in November. The exception was 2012, when...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-26/health-officials-say-flu-season-arrived
State
Alaska Science Forum: Villager's remains led to 1918 flu breakthrough

...the virus responsible for the 1918 Spanish flu, the killer of millions of people, was...retrieved samples of the virus from the lungs of flu victims preserved by permafrost in an Alaska...to understanding the long-gone Spanish flu of 1918 may be frozen in the bodies of flu...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-21/alaska-science-forum-villagers-remai
Outdoors
Free flu shots offered at Public Health

Fight the flu before it hits. Influenza vaccines are available...are more likely to be hospitalized with the flu."Experts aren't sure exactly why, but...that these populations are at high risk of flu complications could include social and economic...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-11/free-flu-shots-offered-public-health
Local
Tips for fighting flu season

...is different than gastroenteritis, which is sometimes called "stomach flu" or the "24-hour flu." "Even colds and flus get mixed up a lot," Beauchamp said. "The flu will usually start with a really sudden onset. You can almost remember...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122107/nei_20071221008.shtml
Neighbors
Alaska flu cases spike; season hasn't peaked

ANCHORAGE - Cases of the flu spiked in Alaska at the end of December...Alaskans have been reported to have the flu since the infection popped up, like clockwork...of at least 35 states where widespread flu activity is reported, according to the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-20/alaska-flu-cases-spike-season-hasnt-pea
State

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