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.
Longini study finds that vaccination of children and 70 percent of U.S. population could control pandemic H1N1 influenza
Sept. 14, 2009
| By Dean Forbes
According to computer modeling and analysis of observational studies conducted by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, an aggressive vaccination program that first targets children and ultimately reaches 70 percent of the U.S. population would mitigate pandemic H1N1 influenza that is expected this fall.
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