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Alaska flu cases spike; season hasn't peaked

...reported, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.This year the virulent H1N1 strain, or so-called swine flu, re-emerged as the culprit behind most flu cases nationwide. The two adult Alaskans who died from the flu at the end...
2 flu deaths reported in Alaska

...Services did not disclose the names, ages or hometowns of the Alaskans who died.The deadly H1N1, or the so-called swine flu, triggered more than 90 percent of the 290 laboratory-confirmed flu cases in Alaska since September, the Anchorage...
Doctors: Not enough Alaskans getting flu vaccines

...according to state figures. The majority of the cases are type-A flu, which includes the H1N1 strain, also known as swine flu.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more young and middle-age adults are getting...
Native Medical Center patient death not from flu

...virology lab this season were the swine flu strain, or H1N1, said Michael Cooper...confidentiality rules.H1N1 caused the 2009 swine flu pandemic and has been circulating...least 13 Alaskans have died from swine flu, with the last known death in February...
Scientists race to halt bird flu spread

...the 628 people known to have been infected, doesn't spread efficiently from human to human. That's unlike a novel swine flu virus known as H1N1 that emerged in Mexico in 2009 and spread worldwide in months.Wild birds are the primary natural...
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Swine flu possible cause of Alaska patient death

...ANCHORAGE - An influenza strain known as swine flu is the possible cause of a patient' for type A influenza. The swine flu strain, or H1N1, is a type A flu...H1N1 strain.H1N1 caused the 2009 swine flu pandemic and has been circulating...
This year's flu vaccine to guard against new strains this year's flu vaccine was retained from last year's, protection against the H1N1 strain that caused the 2009 swine flu pandemic and has been the main kind of influenza circulating since. Also new in this year's shot is protection against...
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Health officials, speak up

...needless worry or identify victims. Policies about releasing information vary widely from agency to agency. During the swine flu pandemic, the disparate responses of health officials around the country were confusing and maybe even harmful. Some...
Canada wraps up 3-day commission on salmon virus

...scientists are concerned that the ISAv, an influenza-like virus, could mutate like its cousins avian influenza and swine flu.The British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture has said that in more than 7,000 tests, the Canadian government has not...


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