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When bad bugs jump from farm to bedside

‘Big Chicken’ author, infectious disease researchers take aim at antibiotic resistance driven by agriculture, medicine

Jan. 26, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

At Fred Hutch's 'Farm to Bedside' symposium, infectious disease experts from around the state took aim at antibiotic resistance.

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MERS remains primarily a camel virus — for now

Fred Hutch researchers use genetic sequence data to show virus reaches ‘dead end’ in humans

Jan. 16, 2018 | Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch researchers used genetic sequence data to confirm that the virus does not spread easily between humans.

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Backyard viruses of the Pacific Northwest

An infectious disease researcher moves to Seattle and starts exploring the local ecosystem — one virus at a time

Oct. 4, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

New technology led a group of infectious disease researchers to study viruses from unusual sources -- Canada geese, spiders, moths, bats and other local animals.

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Common cold can be surprisingly dangerous for transplant patients

Study shows typically ‘mild’ respiratory virus can turn into deadly pneumonia in this vulnerable population, points to need for effective meds, better prevention

March 7, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

The common cold is a major source of annoyance for most of us, but new research has found that for bone marrow transplant patients, this most common respiratory infection can be far worse than just a stuffy nose.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Sept. 22, 2016

Dr. Candice Grzelak gets $180K to study breast cancer mets; Infectious Disease Sciences earns training grant; Drs. Jesse Bloom, Frederick "Erick" Matsen named HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholars

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Tracking the rise and fall of Ebola in Sierra Leone

Study pins numbers on outbreak’s devastation, interventions that worked

March 28, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

After a painstaking process collecting and analyzing information sent from nearly every chiefdom in Sierra Leone ― districts comparable to U.S. counties ― a team of biostatisticians including Fred Hutch’s Dr. Betz Halloran and Dr. Yang Yang of the University of Florida has published a new study that shows how the Ebola virus tore a swath through that country like an invading army.

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