infectious diseases

A family visits the doctor.
September 21, 2023

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Helen Chu anticipates the upcoming viral season will include a jump in illnesses caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the flu, and COVID-19. 

A man receives a COVID-19 vaccination at UW Medical Center - Montlake.
September 11, 2023

Anytime between now and mid-October is an ideal time to receive this year’s flu vaccine to be ahead of an expected rise in transmission this fall, said Dr.

Neil King in his lab on the University of Washington campus.
November 15, 2022

Nanoparticle technology created by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine is featured in a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (commonly known as RSV).

October 22, 2022

Among people with HSV-1 genital infections, shedding of the virus declined rapidly during the first year.

October 7, 2022

UW Medicine is working closely with Public Health–Seattle & King County and the Washington State Department of Health to investigate the case. 

August 30, 2022

First-responders in Jefferson County, Wash., will study an infection-control prototype during simulated patient transports.

September 5, 2017

Across King County is a great disparity in the health quality of residents in different neighborhoods. Disparities in life expectancy are as high as 18 years for men and 14 years for women. 

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