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Flu shot strategy sends health worker rates soaring at SCCA

Participation climbs to 97 percent, protects vulnerable patients, Fred Hutch infection expert says

Sept. 23, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Flu vaccination rates have been above 80 percent for years at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, far higher than the 75.2 percent rate for health care workers across the nation, according to latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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MIDAS touch: Fred Hutch center to play key role in global disease response

Top award grants $12.5 million over five years to model and track pathogens from polio to Ebola

Sept. 17, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are on the cutting edge of U.S. analysis and response to infectious disease outbreaks around the globe thanks to a new five-year, $12.5 million award that designates the Seattle campus as a MIDAS Center of Excellence.

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‘It packs a punch’: High-dose flu vaccine cuts illness in older adults

Shot contains 4 times as much antigen, boosts antibodies and protects better, large study finds

Aug. 13, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia/Fred Hutch News Service

A high-dose influenza vaccine not only boosted immune response in older adults, it also protected against actual illness better than traditional flu shots, according to a just-published study.

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Unexpected findings: Immunosuppressant drug may help protect against multiple strains of the flu

Mice vaccinated with Rapamycin along with single-strain flu virus develop immunity to several other types of flu, including deadly pandemic strains, suggesting the potential of a universal vaccine

Oct. 31, 2013 | By Andy Koopmans

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How the SCCA successfully suppressed pandemic flu

Aggressive infection-control program protected Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients from acquiring clinic-based H1N1 influenza

Dec. 21, 2009 | By Dean Forbes

According to a study by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, aggressive infection-control and screening measures at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance during the spring 2009 H1N1 influenza epimedic protected immunocompromised cancer patients from the flu. While the Seattle area had a 100-fold increase in H1N1 cases, there was no corresponding increase among the patient population.

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Corey, Longini, Casper discuss swine flu Oct. 14

Faculty and staff invited to attend public symposium 7 p.m. in Pelton

Oct. 12, 2009

Three of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s leading infectious disease researchers will present a public symposium on H1N1 swine flu at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Pelton Auditorium. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

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