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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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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance program reduces infection-caused illnesses

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance program reduces infection-caused illnesses

March 23, 2009

An aggressive infection-control program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance that mixes common sense measures with medical informatics has drastically reduced the number and rate of infection-caused illness since its inception three years ago. “Our rates of infection appear to be several fold lower than those seen at comparable institutions,” said Dr. Corey Casper, medical director of the infection-control program.

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