Last week, we reported on the unusual situation of two locally acquired hantavirus cases in King County, Washington during the past four months. The husband of the Redmond hantavirus survivor contacted and introduced me to his news website, , which he set up in response to his wife’s case and to document his investigations and theories concerning hantavirus in the Seattle area and transmission of the virus.

Mark Waterbury, PhD (materials science) joined me on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show to discuss his wife’s recovery and his dealings with local health authorities.

In addition, as is being outlined in HantaSite.comMark discusses “hantavirus hotspots” in the area and a most interesting theory on how his wife and others may have contracted Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)–via the Cabin Air Systems of automobiles.

LISTEN to the interview below:

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