Seattle Flu Alliance

The mission of the Seattle Flu Alliance is to understand how respiratory viruses spread and evolve, sharing that knowledge to prevent illness and death. The Seattle Flu Alliance is advancing new discoveries in respiratory disease research. Led by the researchers who conducted the Seattle Flu Study, the Seattle Flu Alliance expands research into the ways viruses like COVID-19 and the flu are detected, monitored, and controlled.

UW Medicine Fred Hutch Seattle Childrens

Learn about the Seattle Flu Alliance’s research to help prevent epidemics


Symptoms Survey

King County residents are invited to answer a few weekly questions to help experts learn about the spread of respiratory illnesses.

Antibody and Immunity Research Study

The Brotman Baty Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center are collaborating on a study to learn more about the immune response to respiratory illnesses.

Seattle Flu Study Staff

Why local researchers need your help

How do different diseases spread? Why do they hit some communities harder than others? To answer these questions, people from all walks of life are needed—all ages, races, ethnicities, and neighborhoods. It’s safe and easy to take part from home.

Working together, Seattle can be a healthier place for everyone.

Questions? Visit the FAQ