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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...
Avian flu hasn't reached Alaska birds yet, but it could

KENAI - The largest avian influenza outbreak to hit the poultry industry in history has spread across...or exposure to infected birds, but they were ended when avian influenza tests came up negative, said Gerlach.He says to call a veterinarian...
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...
Influenza hits Juneau

...Center. "We have only the one case of influenza A. Of course, there is a certain amount...substantiated from Juneau was a case of influenza A/Panama contracted by a 45-year-old...state epidemiology office maintains an influenza surveillance report on its Web site...
Bye bye, influenza; hello fifth's disease

...professionals say. A temporary shortage of influenza vaccine last fall had susceptible adults...Alaskans have experienced three types of influenza during the 2000-01 flu season, strains...Beijing and B Yamanashi. The latest influenza bulletin, dated March 2, listed a total...
Scientists studying birds for influenza

...migrating birds across the state for the presence of avian influenza. Scientists fear the possibility that the deadly disease...throughout the state. The samples will be checked for avian influenza virus. Positive hits will be catalogued in a public DNA database...
Tourists help expand Alaska's influenza season

...became ill. ``We have seen tourists all summer long with influenza,'' said Don Novotney, infection control nurse at Bartlett...flu patients we see is a local.'' The summer flu bug is influenza type A, Sydney strain, the same variety that was very common...
Free flu shots offered at Public Health

Fight the flu before it hits. Influenza vaccines are available free at statewide...older get vaccinated annually against influenza.There are a few higher-risk groups...conditions," the agency suggests.An influenza vaccination can benefit the individual...
SEARHC reminds everyone to get a flu shot to remind everyone that now is the time to get vaccinated against the influenza virus.Contrary to the belief by some that influenza is simply a bad cold, the influenza virus, commonly referred to as "the flu" is much more serious. Each...
Officials: Flu season arrived early

ANCHORAGE - Influenza has made an early appearance in Alaska, and state health officials...Public Health, said 2014 likely has not peaked. "We anticipate influenza activity will continue to increase in the weeks ahead," she said...


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