Flu cases spike in Juneau, vaccines now available

...recorded about a dozen confirmed cases of flu, considerably more than the average hospital spokesman Jim Strader.The flu spike has since abated, and Strader not a concern for panic. However, as flu season approaches, it does serve as a good...
David Boxley talks Native, Tsimshian art revival

...a totem pole for and hosted the first potlatch in the village, is a big part of that.The epidemics of smallpox and Spanish flu decimated Alaska Native populations.Overall, smallpox killed 75 percent of the Pacific Northwest's indigenous peoples...
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...
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Around town for Thursday, Oct. 15

...Public Library. Learn about baby development, birth support, child care questions, free hearing and vision screenings, free flu shots and other resources. Details: AEYC, 789-1235.Fathers community cafe, 5-7 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth...
Health officials say flu season arrived early

...through Thursday had identified 405 November flu cases confirmed by a doctor's visit 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...
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...
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...
Tips for fighting flu season 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...
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...
2 flu deaths reported in Alaska

...ANCHORAGE - Two adult Alaskans died from the flu in the past week, according to state health...requiring health care facilities to report adult flu deaths to the state took effect in late...notified of any child deaths so far this flu season."People think, 'Oh it's just...


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