April 26, 2019

The line between the human herpes simplex viruses – HSV-1 and HSV-2 – is blurrier than previously thought, according to a new study published this week  in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 

February 6, 2018

Lance Stewart, a virologist at the UW Medicine Institute for Protein Design in Seattle, confirmed research findings that people can be infected with a rhinovirus and a second virus.

University of Washington School of Medicine Microbiologist Deborah Fuller
December 21, 2017

Deborah Fuller, a professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, talks about her research into creating a universal flu vaccine. 

December 21, 2017

Getting a flu shot every year can be a pain.

picture of UW Medicine Dr. John Lynch
January 4, 2018

Harborview Medical Center's Emergency Department is treating about a half-dozen flu cases a day, heralding the start of flu season, said Dr. John Lynch, a UW Medicine infection-control specialist. 

picture of UW Medicine physician Seth Cohen
November 6, 2017

Shingles is a viral infection that can result in a painful rash and, in some cases, lasting nerve damage.

picture of woman wiping her nose after sneezing
October 9, 2017

(Downloadable video for web and broadcast, and broadcast script)  Dr. John Lynch gives guidance about protecting yourself from the annual influenza threat.

August 24, 2017

Tests commonly used to diagnose oral and genital herpes are often unreliable, missing some cases of infection and, in others, identifying an infection that does not exist, say researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

Research has identified a new way that viruses keep infected cells alive – so the viruses can use the cells to reproduce. The finding suggests it may be possible to target this process to treat viral infections.

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