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...during the collection effort will support UNICEF's Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio is a highly infectious viral disease that has been eradicated in the United States but still exists in some nations. It cannot be cured but is easily...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/103002/sta_briefs.shtml
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Alaska Digest

...000 square feet and include modern equipment and lab space. It will be the only lab in Alaska equipped to diagnose viral diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, rabies, herpes and influenza. Cause of school fire can't be determined ANCHORAGE - Authorities...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061407/sta_20070614010.shtml
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Salmon virus allegations elicit B.C. ire

...of the salmon farming industry's testing program "found that there has been a significant amount of testing for viral diseases, including infectious salmon anemia, in farmed fish over the last 10 years."Over a decade ago now, Alaskan commercial...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-12-07/salmon-virus-aligations-elicit-bc-ire
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Eagle enthusiasts have something to crow about

...TLC are juvenile birds, less than 4 years old, said Doak, who is rehabilitation director. Some have avian pox, a viral disease related to chicken pox, which eagles get in their first year. Some are just starving because they hadn't learned...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110799/Loc_eaglefest.html
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Help out bat study, but be careful

...is obviously known about their lifestyle in Alaska. Do they migrate? How far? Do they carry some of the deadly viral diseases that we are studying in Asia? We do know that they carry the rabies virus in North America (including Washington...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090705/let_20050907018.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...children under age 5 and is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in young children, Becker said. Mumps is a viral disease characterized by fever and swelling or tenderness of the salivary glands. ``Other than polio, we are a long way...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051000/Loc_shots.shtml
Watching hungry goats

...elevations. So the goats on our local mountains are forced to descend, in order to find food. I was concerned about a viral disease called "orf" or, more properly, "contagious ecthyma" that affects sheep, goats and musk oxen, especially...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030109/nei_399875358.shtml
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