infection control

September 15, 2020

Results suggest a need to routinely test homeless populations, including those who are asymptomatic, in non-clinic settings.

hospital staff member fits a mask to her face
April 27, 2020

Starting April 27, all UW Medicine faculty and staff must wear masks on clinical sites.

Nurses outside of the triage tents
April 1, 2020

UW Medicine is rolling out a new masking policy that expands the use of masks to staff beyond those who provide direct care to COVID-19 patients.

Someone getting a shot
October 4, 2019

Get your flu shot now, especially if you're healthy. Dr.

Histopathology of measles pneumonia
January 28, 2019

Washington state is under a state of emergency as there are 35 reported cases of measles as of Jan. 27.

Tissues, cup, glasses on a nightstand
December 31, 2018

Flu season is underway, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC monitors and analyzes several indicators that signal the start of the flu season.  Those criteria were met in the week ending Dec. 15. 

November 26, 2019

Handwashing is the best way to avoid bacteria and viruses at the airport or on a plane. 

(10.17 update)

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