infectious diseases

September 8, 2021

UW Medicine will lead a  $21 million national trial of a novel vaccine aimed to reduce the effects of cytomegalovirus in liver transplants.

March 11, 2021

Virtual symposium March 23-24 will explore a new vision of collaboration against tuberculosis.

December 30, 2020

Research and clinical news from UW Medicine on the pandemic coronavirus and COVID-19 dominated reader interest this year.

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.

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