Monday, March 14, 2005

March 14 Flu Update

Reports leak out of North Korea of a bird flu outbreak.

Recombinomics on the North Korea outbreak...might not be H5N1

Recombinomics says that clusters indicate slow drift toward efficient human-human transmission, and that the decreased fatality rate increases pandemic possibilities (by not killing the host as quickly).

ProMed Mail on a journal detailing a single source for the virus

Vietnam says the now famous "second nurse" did not have the flu. If true, it takes the tension down a notch.

Man in Vietnam may have died over the weekend from flu. Samples to the lab...

WHO says bird flu clusters signal possible mutation.

On ProMed Mail, Horby clarifies his comment that asymptomatic patients do not pose a risk of transmission.

Effect Measure with a rather intense debate on Tamiflu storage (note the comments)...if you like that sort of thing.


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