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North Pole man sickened by 'rabbit fever'

...skinning a hare has been infected with tularemia, a bacterial infection known as rabbit fever.Tulameria is spread by ticks that...fever. Other symptoms include a skin ulcer at the site of the infection and swollen lymph glands. It can be fatal if untreated.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-03/north-pole-man-sickened-rabbit-fever
Outdoors
Diana G Daniels Brown

...at the age of 65 in Palmer, Alaska. Her unexpected passing was the result of heart and kidney failure due to a septic infection.Diana was born on April 17, 1950 to William and Velma Daniels in London, Kentucky. Though born in Kentucky, when Diana...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175046091
Elderly pit bull survives encounter with bear

...hole on the outside and load him up," Bauder said, who gave Monkey a cocktail of painkillers and antibiotics to ward off infections.Monkey was back on his feet in about a day and is slowly recovering at Port Alexander."He's still really stiff...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/elderly-pit-bull-survives-encounter-bea
State
On the Trails: Parasitic flowering plants live off the roots of others

...gnarly, tangled branches that are the result of a mistletoe infection. The mistletoe alters the balance of growth hormones in hemlocks...sticky, they adhere to other branches or trunks and start new infections. This species has been reasonably well studied, because...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-25/trails-parasitic-flowering-plants-li
Outdoors
Judge blocks Kansas' ban on 2nd-trimester abortion procedure

...of the safety of the alternative methods and that lethal injections for the fetus could increase of nausea, vomiting and infection in women.Crepps, the center' attorney, said the ban would result in "forced experimentation" on women seeking second...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-26/judge-blocks-kansas-ban-2nd-trimester
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Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax

...was destroyed."There is no known risk to the general public, and there are no suspected or confirmed cases of anthrax infection in potentially exposed lab workers," Warren said.A U.S. official said Wednesday evening that four people in three commercial...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/military-mistakenly-shipped-live-anth
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Computer crimes rage rampant in Juneau

...reported. "The Internet's a sewer at this point," said Gary Patton, managing partner at Juneau Electronics. Virus infections and browser hijackers are the norm, he added. Patton was surprised by the volume of calls he had received recently detailing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-06/computer-crimes-rage-rampant-juneau
Local
Study: Autism linked to diabetes during pregnancy

...occur when genetic differences interact with many other factors. Previous studies have suggested these may include prenatal infections, preterm birth and parents' ageDIABETESDiabetes prevents the body from making or properly using insulin, which causes sugar...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/study-autism-linked-diabetes-during-p
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Study: Rural Natives suffer serious respiratory infections

...suffer much higher rates of serious respiratory infections, including pneumonia. The Centers for Disease...suffer higher rates of antibiotic resistant staph infections and other skin infections. The study is believed to be the first in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040308/sta_264694181.shtml
Hospital accreditation at risk over sterilization

...contact with an unsterilized surface, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports.Chief Nursing Officer Gena Edmiston says infection procedures are the most important measure in hospital surveys."If you fail that, you've failed," she said.The equipment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-13/hospital-accreditation-risk-over-steril
State

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