infectious diseases

Man wearing mask shopping for groceries
June 24, 2020

On Tuesday, Governor Jay Inslee announced an order for everyone to wear a face covering when out in public to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Dr.

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.

Washing hands
March 27, 2020

Should I get a test for COVID-19? Am I at risk? There are still a lot of lingering questions about the virus that causes COVID-19. Dr.

Woman wearing a mask talking on the phone
February 27, 2020

What should I do if I think I have COVID-19? Does using a face mask help? Should I cancel my upcoming trip? 

February 12, 2020

“We wanted to answer the question ‘How does HIV bounce back when treatment is stopped?'" said Dr. Florian Hladik.

picture of sick woman lying face-down on sofa with tissues around
January 3, 2020

Every flu season is unique. The 2019-2020 outbreak features more cases of influenza B, the viral strain that usually emerges later in the season. 

Dog lying in an alley
July 10, 2019

If you travel abroad, try to avoid stray dogs. Travel-medicine experts say that, although rabies is rare, a bite could expose you to the infection. A bite or scratch requires treatment immediately with a series of vaccines.

January 31, 2019

Visualizing how some patients overcame SARS or MERS could suggest possibilities to combat deadly coronaviruses. 

Mosquito of the Culex genus
October 30, 2018

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitos, and most people who are infected don't develop any symptoms. But, in rare cases, people can develop a serious illnesses affecting the brain, according to the

October 18, 2018

Toxin Tre1 attacks competing bacteria by a mechanism similar to the way pertussis, cholera and diphtheria toxins target people.

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