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Ebola lessons applied to vaccine clinical trials

3 proposals for ‘thinking outside the box’ in public health emergencies

April 2, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

In a perspective published today in the journal Science, researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and other institutions drew on lessons learned in the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa to suggest guidelines for conducting vaccine clinical trials during an infectious disease emergency.

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Ebola cases could top 10,000 by month’s end, Fred Hutch researchers say

Disease modeling shows virus is spreading ‘without any end in sight’

Sept. 9, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

The deadly Ebola epidemic raging across West Africa will likely get far worse before it gets better, more than doubling the number of known cases by the end of this month, according to researchers at Northeastern University and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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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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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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Swine flu: Aggressive plan may prevent pandemic

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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