February 12, 2020

“We wanted to answer the question ‘How does HIV bounce back when treatment is stopped?'" said Dr. Florian Hladik.

April 26, 2019

Researchers find HSV-1 and HSV-2 forming recombinants in present-day humans.

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

The strategy introduces stable components of flu virus to the body to spur universal, and long-lasting DNA-enhanced protection.

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

Up to half of those screened for genital herpes may be incorrectly told they are infected

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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