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CPH sees spike in influenza cases

...Peninsula Hospital has confirmed 34 cases of influenza since the October start of the flu season...shots as all of the reported cases were influenza A which is covered by this year's vaccine...vast majority of cases have been Type A influenza. While the number of people who have...
Fewer students getting H1N1 influenza vaccine

Numbers from the first three mass dispensing clinics for the Novel H1N1 influenza vaccine at area schools are down from what emergency officials were anticipating. The Central Peninsula H1N1 Task Force has organized...

...Wednesday.The U.S. Department of Agriculture said tests confirmed it was the same highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza that infected eight other farms in Minnesota, the country's top turkey-producing state. Those farms have lost about...
Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

...nurse practitioner, has raised the alarm that influenza has risen sharply on the Kenai Peninsula and...Fluzone vaccines are given to help prevent influenza disease caused by influenza A and B strains. Becher encourages checking...
Health officials: Take sickness seriously

An enterovirus outbreak and the impending influenza season mean taking precautions to avoid the spread of sickness...the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. "And influenza season is just around the corner."State health officials...
Vaccinations encouraged as flu season arrives

Influenza is making its annual appearance with cases already the Center for Disease Control, the vaccine has two influenza A viruses, H1N1 and H3N2, and one influenza B 2012-like virus. There is also a quadrialent vaccine...
Health providers prepare for flu season

...there are no confirmed cases of seasonal influenza in the Gulf Coast region of the state...antibodies is important to curtailing influenza. HHS recommends getting vaccinated before the onset of influenza activity in the community. Flu season...
Sad news a reminder that flu season isn't over

News this week that H1N1 influenza contributed to a Homer woman's death serves as a sobering reminder...precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones from H1N1 and season influenza. According to the Alaska Department of Health and Human Services...
Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

...immunization. The flu is caused by the influenza virus, which can be spread by coughing...vaccine people can protect themselves from influenza and equally as important, they can avoid spreading influenza to others. In the spirit of community...
Flu on the rise

There is a rise in influenza patients this year in the emergency room at Central Peninsula Hospital...year, Emmick said the ER averaged about 40 to 44 patients with influenza, or the flu, each day during flu season. This year, the flu...


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