Tuesday, January 18, 2005

January 18 Bird Flu

Reuters reports Bird Flu concern, but no travel advisory. Similar advisories were highly controversial during the SARS episode.

In self-parodying style, the first story in this government release is changing bus schedules to meet Tet demand. THEN, further efforts to control bird flu.

Forbes Weighs in. One year of flu=30 years of AIDS

Media release talks about oral interferon lozenges to fight diseases. Some believe 1918 flu was virulent because a protein disabled interferon production.

Sixth Bird Flu Death in Vietnam

Very efficient symptom-free transmission among poultry in Central Highlnds in Vietnam. Worries continue.

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