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A Pierce County Woman Died After Getting The "Killer Cold"

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SEATTLE (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control says Washington is one of four states where people have died of a mutation of the common cold virus.

Health Officials say colds usually aren't fatal but this virus has killed ten people and sickened 140 in Washington, Oregon, New York and Texas.

In May, Washington State Officials reported four hospitalized patients had the mutated virus.

One, who also had AIDS, died.

In April, Oregon Health Officials learned of a cluster of cases at a Portland-Area hospital.

They ultimately counted 31 cases, including seven who died with severe Pneumonia.

The illness made headlines in Texas earlier this year, when a so-called boot camp flu sickened hundreds at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio.

One died. The CDC says the first case was a baby girl who died last year in new york.

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