Health

Read about medical advances and research in Seattle and worldwide. Topics include treatments; surgery; diseases such as Zika; studies of the human brain, heart and cancer; mental health; drugs and vaccinations; and Medicare, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Institutions include the Hutch, UW Medicine, Harborview, Virginia Mason, Group Health and Swedish.


Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at UW Medical Center appears contained

It has been 11 days since UW Medicine officials installed filters, flushed water systems and took other steps in the hospital’s Cascade Tower to halt an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. The incubation period is two to 10 days, health officials said.

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