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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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When a cold can kill: Cancer, transplant patients at risk from ordinary viral infections

Flu shots, hand hygiene and a healthy fear of public germs can help keep them safe during recovery, experts say

Oct. 21, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Ordinary viral infections can pose an extraordinary risk to people with compromised immune systems. From the germs that cause influenza to those that trigger the common cold, respiratory viruses can cause severe illness, costly complications and even death in patients already battling disease.

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