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Alaska Cruises Bring Bad News

October 12, 1999
By: Kristin Marinec
State Capital Bureau

Cruises to Alaska are no longer in season, but the so-called Alaskan flu is lurking in the Show-Me-State. Kristin Marinec has that story from Jefferson City.

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A national study says about 70,000 tourists visit Alaska and the Yukon Territory each week.

Some tourists from Missouri have reported influenza-like symptoms commonly being called the "Alaskan flu."

A travel agency manager in Jefferson City has already taken preventative measures.

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Contents: Travel agency manager Lois Bax says they sent a large group to Alaska and did warn them about the disease.

A spokesman for the Missouri Department of Health says the flu is typical for this time of year, and urges everyone to get a flu shot. Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.


A new name is becoming all too common in the world of coughs, fevers and sneezes. Kristin Marinec has that story from Jefferson City.

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Some American tourists taking cruises to Alaska and the Yukon Territory have come down with what's being called the "Alaskan flu."

A spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Health says the "Alaskan flu" strain is nothing new, but does expect the virus to be a part of the flu season.

Nanci Gonder hopes the publicity the "Alaskan flu" has received will persuade people to get flu shots.

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Contents: Missouri Department of Health spokesman Nanci Gonder says influenza in older or vulnerable people can quickly cause pnemonia.

Gonder says the flu season usually begins in Missouri by mid-December. Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.