Pathogen Exposure

Climate Change

Extreme weather caused by climate change requires changes in farm management, crop and livestock practices, and farmworker health and safety measures.

Pathogen Exposure

What is pathogen exposure in agriculture?

Pathogens are bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms that can cause disease. Agricultural workers can be exposed to various pathogens, such as those from contaminated environments, like wastewater and soils, and zoonotic pathogens through direct or indirect contact with animals.

WCAHS Fall Symposium 2017

February 20, 2018
The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety met on October 26, 2017 at the UC Davis International Center for their Fall Symposium.

WCAHS Has a New Four Year Research Project

November 27, 2017
An additional research project, “Reducing occupational exposure to zoonotic pathogens in California dairy farmworkers,” has been awarded funding from the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, increasing the number of primary WCAHS research projects to five.

Valley Fever Awareness: Outdoor Workers at Risk

July 26, 2017
People who work outdoors in California’s Central Valley, especially workers who dig or disturb soil, like agricultural workers, are at risk for Valley Fever.

2014 Strategic Planning Retreat Success

October 03, 2014
The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) successfully hosted its 2014 Strategic Planning Retreat last week at UC Davis.