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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-06/avian-flu-hasnt-reached-alaska-birds-ye
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011010/nei_544924430.shtml
Neighbors
Local filmmaker Hebert to make "Yuuyaraq" into a film

...devastating 1900 measles epidemic killed up to 60 percent of residents in some villages. Less than two decades later, the infamous influenza pandemic of 1918 and 1919 killed millions worldwide, including nearly 700,000 Americans. If you look at a graph of mortality...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-15/local-filmmaker-hebert-make-yuuyaraq-film
Art
Tobacco use drops as e-cigarettes surge

...the state Department of Health and Social Services says tobacco remains among the state's top killers. It regularly takes more lives than suicide, motor vehicle crashes, alcohol abuse, homicide, HIV/AIDS and influenza combined.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-05/tobacco-use-drops-e-cigarettes-surge
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-11/free-flu-shots-offered-public-health
Local
SEARHC reminds everyone to get a flu shot

...like 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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-12/searhc-reminds-everyone-get-flu-sho
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-28/officials-flu-season-arrived-early
State
Health officials say 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-26/health-officials-say-flu-season-arrived
State
Health officials: Take sickness seriously

An enterovirus outbreak and the impending influenza season mean taking precautions to avoid the spread of sickness...the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. "And influenza season is just around the corner."State health officials...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-07/health-officials-take-sickness-seriousl
Local
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060403/nei_fluhistory.shtml
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