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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.