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The summer of the food truck

...been catering to tourists off the cruise ship docks for nearly a decade.What's new is their growing number. State health officials estimate the number of food trucks in the capital city has doubled in recent years. Fewer than 10 mobile food...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-19/summer-food-truck
Local
State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

KETCHIKAN - Officials have confirmed a case of paralytic shellfish poisoning from a mixture of clams harvested from a beach north of Ketchikan.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/state-health-officials-confirm-case-she
State
Officials: Flu season arrived early

ANCHORAGE - Influenza has made an early appearance in Alaska, and state health officials are wondering if it's an early peak or the kickoff to an especially bad season.Officials with the state Department of Health...

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

...for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. "And influenza season is just around the corner."State health officials are urging Alaskans to be proactive in preventing the spread of respiratory viruses. Though there have been no...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-07/health-officials-take-sickness-seriousl
Local
Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

...Tom Frieden said the patient came to the U.S. to visit family and has been hospitalized since the weekend.State health officials said no other cases are suspected in Texas.Specimens from the patient were tested by a state lab and confirmed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-30/officials-confirm-first-ebola-case-diag
State
Alaska at low risk for infection

...is taking steps to be prepared, Gov. Sean Parnell said Thursday.During a news conference in Anchorage with state health officials, Parnell said we live in an interconnected world, with Alaska serving as an international crossroads."So...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-17/alaska-low-risk-infection
State
Health officials say flu season arrived early

ANCHORAGE - Influenza has made an early appearance in Alaska, and state health officials are wondering if it's an early peak or the kickoff to an especially bad season.Officials with the state Department of Health...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-26/health-officials-say-flu-season-arrived
State
Chinese ban of US shellfish to continue

...to Chinese standards. The tests did reveal elevated levels of arsenic in the skin of the giant clams, which state health officials said was typically discarded.But the letter disputes that the skin is not eaten. "Chinese consumers eat the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-03/chinese-ban-us-shellfish-continue
State
Alaska flu cases spike; season hasn't peaked

...most flu cases nationwide. The two adult Alaskans who died from the flu at the end of December both had H1N1, state health officials said.H1N1 puts a younger spin on flu, infecting mostly the young and middle-aged. Unlike in the 2009 pandemic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-20/alaska-flu-cases-spike-season-hasnt-pea
State
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...prevent additional cases and help heal those who are already sick. According to a report we published, Alaska State health officials say they'll waive the administrative fee for the state-supplied flu vaccine for certain Alaskans in an effort...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-06/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down
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