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How H1N1 flu escaped Tamiflu

Dennis Chao, Jesse Bloom and colleagues map global spread of mutated, drug-resistant influenza

Oct. 3, 2011

A recent Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study on drug-resistant flu makes fact more compelling than fiction. In the new movie "Contagion," health experts scramble to get ahead of a flu-like pandemic as a drug-resistant virus quickly spreads, killing millions of people within days after they contract the illness.

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Oral vaccine could have halved Haiti’s cholera epidemic

VIDD study shows need for comprehensive global action plan, strategy to reduce cholera-related mortality in developing countries

April 18, 2011 | By Dean Forbes

New findings, by Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center concluded that had a large stockpile of oral cholera vaccine been available and deployed to inoculate the majority of high-risk Haitians in the aftermath of last year’s earthquake, the illness and death from the cholera epidemic could have been reduced by about half.

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