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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...
Alaska Science Forum: Villager's remains led to 1918 flu breakthrough

...frozen in the bodies of flu victims buried in permafrost. Those victims could possibly be found in Alaska, where "Spanish influenza did to Nome and the Seward Peninsula, what the Black Death did to fourteenth-century Europe," wrote Alfred Crosby in...
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...
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...
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...
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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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...
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...


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