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Watch: Vanderbilt researchers fight to prevent the next pandemic

Sep. 20, 2013—Vanderbilt University medical researchers are once again part of the nationwide fight to prevent a possible flu pandemic.  There’s a new deadly flu strain called H7N9, that started in eastern China.  Vanderbilt is one of 9 sites preparing to test a new vaccine to protect people against this new strain.

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Controversial info release aids VUMC bird flu research

Sep. 5, 2013—Vanderbilt research shows that human antibodies to the natural strain of H5N1 also protected against a dangerous lab-created airborne strain developed several years ago by scientists in the Netherlands and at the University of Wisconsin.

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Vaccine researchers ready as new flu strain evolves

Aug. 22, 2013—A worrisome new avian influenza virus, called H7N9, emerged this spring in Eastern China.

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World record broken; Flulapalooza tent open until 7 p.m.

Oct. 1, 2011—UPDATE 10/12/11, 1 p.m. Vanderbilt Medical Center has unofficially beaten the world record! As of 1 p.m. 9,370 faculty, staff, students and volunteers have been vaccinated for influenza. The current world record for the most vaccinations given in an eight-hour period is 6,215, held by Kaiser Permanente. Tell us your Flulapalooza experience at Vanderbilt’s Facebook...

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Study examining new vaccine for avian flu

Jul. 29, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers are seeking healthy adults ages 18-49 for a study testing a new vaccine against H5N1 influenza, a strain which has the potential to be the next pandemic flu virus.

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