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Alexandria Vingino standing in front of a lake and mountain, with a cloth face mask in hand.

Why are there drug-resistant bacteria in seal poop?

MPH student Alexandria Vingino and collaborators find antibiotic-resistant E. coli in the waste of some marine mammals around Puget Sound

August 7, 2020 | Deirdre Lockwood

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Diversifying the face of health care

DEOHS student Sumaya Aden honored as Husky 100 winner for her community service and commitment to health equity

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Coronavirus guidance for farming, forestry and fishing

Our PNASH Center offers COVID-19 resources for our partners in these essential industries

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Heat risk for farmworkers

US agricultural workers will see unsafely hot workdays double by 2050, says new UW, Stanford study

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A person (only arms and legs shown) preparing a pattern for a handmade cloth face mask, sticking pins into it from a pincushion with thread, scissors and tape measure in the background.

Answering the state’s call for help on PPE

DEOHS researchers find their inner MacGyver to evaluate homemade face mask materials

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A woman purses her mouth while touching the neck of a husky dog standing on a harbor wall.

Can pets get COVID-19?

New study led by UW DEOHS investigates novel coronavirus transmission to our animal companions

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A woman cradles her pregnant belly in front of a wooden door.

Working conditions influence birth outcomes

Study by researchers in UW DEOHS, Epidemiology shows link between maternal employment ‘precarity’ and low-birth-weight infants

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