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In 1993, a strange disease began to kill people in the Four Corners area of the Southwest near the Navajo Reservation. Before it was all over, 26 people were dead. The disease was traced to a group of viruses called Hanta viruses. Western interest in this group of viruses dates to the 1950s and the Korean War, where it infected UN troops. However some researchers believe it is endemic to the U.S. Producer Ann Finkbeiner travels to the region and talk with scientists, doctors and Navajo medicine men. Weaving the traditions of the Navajo with modern themes, she explores what it means when nature is out of balance and the messenger is the deer mouse.

The Soundprint documentary series features the best work of top radio producers. The award winning documentaries are renowned for drawing the listener into the story with compelling interviews, authentic voices and rich sound. From memoirs to science, health and popular culture, Soundprint creates a powerful experience the listener will not soon forget. Here are some related Soundprint documentaries:

Mending the Hoop: Native American Culture and Spirit Rituals Produced by: Alex Van Oss, Dick Brooks and Dale Looks Twice

Mosquitoes in Iquitos Produced by: Dan Charles


Soundprint Executive Producer: Moira Rankin

Technical Director: Anna Maria de Freitas

Audio Engineer: Robin Wise

Production Assistant: Francesca Raimond

Production Assistant: Debbie Knockman

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