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SEARHC honors National Influenza Vaccination Week

SITKA - National Influenza Vaccination Week is Jan. 10-16, and it comes at a critical time...SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is honoring National Influenza Vaccination Week by encouraging its patients who haven't already...
SEARHC commends Rainforest Recovery Center for becoming tobacco-free

...more deaths in Alaska (592) in 2011 than from suicide, motor vehicle crashes, liver disease, homicide, HIV/AIDS and influenza combined. People who experience substance use disorders are disproportionately impacted by tobacco. Nationally, over 80...
US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

...Africa. Ebola spreads through close contact with bodily fluids and blood, meaning it is not spread as easily as airborne influenza or the common cold. Africa's under-developed health care system and inadequate infection controls make it easier for...
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Juneau flu cases have quadrupled in last week

Reported cases of influenza in Juneau have quadrupled in the last...illness this year are caused by the Influenza A virus, also known as H1N1. She...there have also been a few cases of the Influenza B virus. "The viruses can mutate...
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Swine flu possible cause of Alaska patient death

ANCHORAGE - An influenza strain known as swine flu is the possible cause of a patient's...But he says the patient tested positive at the hospital for type A influenza. The swine flu strain, or H1N1, is a type A flu.Jay Butler...
Native Medical Center patient death not from flu

...earlier hospital test had indicated type A influenza.The confirmatory test on samples from...young adult "came back as negative for influenza," state Department of Health and Social...there have been reports of 22 cases of influenza, with 18 of them in Anchorage and the...
Alaska flu cases skyrocket in December increase in the number of flu cases reported to the state.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports there were 177 influenza infections in Alaska between Dec. 1-21.Before that, only 65 cases had been reported in the first months of the flu season...
Alaska's supply of flu shots safe in shutdown

...Alaska's supply of flu vaccinations was not affected during the federal government's partial shutdown, but efforts to monitor influenza were crippled before furloughed federal workers were able to return to work.The 16-day shutdown came to a close after...
Alaska's supply of flu shots safe in shutdown

...federal government's partial shutdown.The Anchorage Daily News ( says efforts to monitor influenza, however, were crippled by the 16 day shutdown. The shutdown came to a close after the House and Senate voted late Wednesday...
1918 Spanish influenza put the lid on activity in Juneau

...against the spread of the virulent Spanish influenza. The reason for the quarantine was the...produced a television documentary called "Influenza 1918," describing its subject as...policemen wearing gauze face masks. Influenza timeline March 11, 1918: A soldier...


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