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Several patients seriously ill at Alaska Native Medical Center, 1 young man deceased from unknown flu-like illnesses (State lab says influenza test negative)

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  • Several patients seriously ill at Alaska Native Medical Center, 1 young man deceased from unknown flu-like illnesses (State lab says influenza test negative)

    http://www.adn.com/2013/11/07/316365...ies-state.html
    With the flu spreading in Alaska, officials urge residents to get vaccinated

    Published: November 7, 2013 Updated 3 hours ago
    By CASEY GROVE

    While one flu scare was put to rest Thursday when state officials said a young adult patient hospitalized in Anchorage did not die from the disease as previously suspected, they said influenza remains a serious public health concern and urged Alaskans to get vaccinated.
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    The Alaska Native Medical Center admitted several patients with flu-like symptoms in the past week or so, including the person who died Tuesday night and others considered "seriously ill," hospital spokeswoman Fiona Brosnan said. The hospital is not allowed to release many details about the death due to medical privacy laws, she said.
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    It was the confirmation test from the lab in Fairbanks that showed the young adult did not die from flu. State officials are not saying what the person in fact died from, if they know....

    Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/11/07/316365...#storylink=cpy
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