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Mark Waterbury
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Scientist, inventor, and author
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Samantha King, Squak Mountain Hantavirus Survivor Interviewed on KIRO-7
The only other survivor of this last year's Washington state hantavirus outbreak, Samantha King, from Issaquah, WA is interviewed by KIRO-7's Natasha Chen.  Samantha has displayed some really awesome toughness in coming back from this devastating illness. M...

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A Sixth Hantavirus Case in WA in Last the Last Eight Months
...and again. I regret to post that yet another hantavirus case, a fatality, has occurred in Washington state. The victim in Spokane, WA, was a man in his 50's and was believed to have been contracted hantavirus in Adams county, the first such case on recor...

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A Fourth Case in Western Washington, 2016-2017 Hantavirus Cluster
A fourth hantavirus case in Western Washington since fall, 2016 has been reported in Skagit county. Details are not yet available, but the patient is said to have survived and recovered. My best wishes go out to them for a full recovery. Skagit county inclu...

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Hantavirus Fatality in Tri-Cities Area
A young woman, Shannon Davis, 24 years old and a mother of three, has died from hantavirus in the Tri-Cities area of Eastern Washington. This was the fourth case of hantavirus in a five month span in Washington state and it brings the fatality rate back to ...

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Just posted this article on the potential for under diagnosis of hantavirus.

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No One Asks if You Rode in a Car
What have I got to do with this? When patients present at ER and Urgent Care rooms with respiratory symptoms that resemble the flu – or hantavirus – they are supposed to be asked by healthcare providers if they have had contact with rodents in the previous ...

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Elevated Threat from Hantavirus in Parts of Western Washington
Juvenile deer mouse.  A significant cluster of sin nombre hantavirus cases comprising at least three people, combined with observations of the local environments of these patients, it is appropriate to issue a warning of an elevated risk of contracting hant...

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Cabin Air Systems as a Mode of Hantavirus Infection
Image of typical cabin air infestation, found online, including mouse, built directly atop a vehicle's cabin air filter.  Both the wi-fi and the coffee were good and free in the ICU where my wife had collapsed into hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), so wh...

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Press Coverage of Seattle Hantavirus
Nearly four months after my wife collapsed into hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, the first notice to the public was finally issued by the King County Health Department. This notice did not come of their own accord, it was done because this site released the i...
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