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Health officials say Ebola threat low

FAIRBANKS - Alaska is at lower risk than the Lower 48 states of seeing Ebola cases but the threat is still being treated seriously, health officials said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-08/health-officials-say-ebola-threat-low
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Health officials say Ebola threat low in Alaska

Alaska is at lower risk than the Lower 48 states of seeing Ebola cases but the threat is still being treated seriously, health officials said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-07/health-officials-say-ebola-threat-low-a
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Alaska at low risk for infection

JUNEAU - Alaska is at low risk for Ebola infections but the risk is real, and the state is taking steps to be prepared, Gov. Sean Parnell said Thursday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-17/alaska-low-risk-infection
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US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

ATLANTA - A second American missionary stricken with Ebola is expected to be flown Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-04/us-missionary-ebola-leaving-liberia-t
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Doctors: Not enough Alaskans getting flu vaccines

ANCHORAGE - Too few Alaskans are getting an annual flu shot, doctors say, with some patients claiming they are too healthy to need a vaccination and others saying the side effects scare them away.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-31-0
State
Alaska Editorial: Focus on reducing FASD, not political points

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Enough with the "War on Women" talk already. Recent remarks by Republican Sen.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-01/alaska-editorial-focus-reducing-fasd-
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State wants to study recess, PE policies

JUNEAU - The state health department, as part of its effort to reduce childhood obesity, wants to know what policies Alaska schools have for physical education and recess.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-10/state-wants-study-recess-pe-policies
Local
Recall related to meningitis outbreak is expanded

ANCHORAGE - The company that distributed a medication associated with an outbreak of meningitis in the Lower 48 has recalled all products compounded at and distributed from one of its facilities as a precautionary measure.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-10/recall-related-meningitis-outbreak-expa
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Ill-fated cruise returns to Seattle

The Celebrity cruise ship Mercury returned to Seattle Friday morning with 115 people who had a gastrointestinal illness during their seven-night voyage to Alaska, the cruise company said.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061106/sta_20060611003.shtml
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Virus cancels cruise

SEATTLE - The Holland America Line canceled today's departure of the Ryndam on a seven-day Alaska cruise because of a virus that has sickened more than 400 people over the last two trips. The gastrointestinal ailment, described as a Norwalk-like virus, affected 165 passengers and nine crew members on the July 18 week-long cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Alaska and back.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080102/sta_cruisevirus.shtml
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