Feburary 17 Flu Update--Has everything changed?Today's NE Journal of Medicine says that a boy who died of flu in Vietnam did so from diarrhea, but no respiratory symptoms. The implications of this are staggering, and relate closely to the work of Recombinomics. Essentially, it means flu might be far more widespread in Vietnam than we suspect, setting the clock forward on a potential pandemic. The article also specifies two cases of misdiagnosed encephalitis. Here's the Journal summary of the article.
Right on cue, Recombinomics reminds us that in 1918 many cases were misdiagnosed, and broader screening of suspected cases is vital.
Oxford researchers say flu adapting to mammals
Vietnam continues to report some areas with no outbreaks, others not so lucky
Another country heard from...Recombinomics notes suspicous mass pig deaths in India. The encephalitis thing really opens the issue up.
Recombinomics follows up on meningo in the Phillipines, and notes some clusters worthy of analysis.
Recombinomics on the neutrotopics cases