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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
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
Opinion
2 flu deaths reported in Alaska

...died from the flu in the past week, according to state health officials.The deaths are the first to be reported during...of vaccine available still," she said.Alaska State health officials say they'll waive the administrative fee for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-05/2-flu-deaths-reported-alaska
State
Confusion, relief mark start of new health reforms

...grace period for those whose policies start Jan. 1 but whose premiums are not due until later. In those cases, state health officials and insurers say people should pay the doctor's bill and then submit it for reimbursement.It will not be known...

http://juneauempire.com/juliet-williams/2014-01-03/confusion-relief-mark-start-n
Doctors: Not enough Alaskans getting flu vaccines

...McLaughlin, Alaska state epidemiologist. "You don't get that with the common cold."This week, Alaska state health officials began tracking adults who die from the flu, KTUU-TV reported.There have been no reported flu deaths in the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-31-0
State
Tests show Puget Sound geoduck clams safe to eat

SEATTLE - Washington state health officials Tuesday said their arsenic testing has confirmed that geoduck clams harvested from a bay in Puget Sound are safe to eat, following...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-08/tests-show-puget-sound-geoduck-clams-sa
State
State waiving administrative fee for flu shot

ANCHORAGE - State health officials say they'll waive the administrative fee for the flu vaccine for certain Alaskans in an effort to get more people immunized...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-02/state-waiving-administrative-fee-flu-sh
State
2nd bacteria outbreak from raw milk reported on peninsula

...Dairy, Cooper said."This is the exact farm, same exact situation (as the last outbreak)," Cooper said.State health officials also contacted organizers of the Homer Farmer's Market, which has its first market this weekend.There will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-26/2nd-bacteria-outbreak-raw-milk-reported
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