An influenza virus, H3N8, is causing its typical seasonally-increasing number of cases in Western Washington.
By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
UNDERWOOD, Wash. – Five years ago, when entomologist Todd Murray received a call from a landowner in Underwood whose ponderosa pine trees were dying, he wasn’t surprised. The trees had been stressed by a nearby fire, a situation that commonly results in a flare-up of bark beetles that can kill the trees. But the calls kept coming.