Tuesday, March 22, 2005

March 22 Flu Update

A Press Association story from Scotland on bird flu death projections in that country...

Governor of West Java says bird flu plans are overblown.

CDC expert (from New York Times magazine article) says that there must be milder cases of the flu, so counts are low.

USA Today reports on the same speech...noting that bird flu pandemic would strain even the US healthcare system.

Recombinomics takes a critical look at the CDC story.

Recombinomics on the evolving knowledge of the 195 bird flu cases in Quang Binh Hue.

Effect Measure on the initial reports of little disease in Quang Binh.

ProMed Mail on the Quang Binh case.

Here's a journal abstract on mice testing of a vaccine produced through reverse genetics. Seems to indicate that even a perfect match provides some protection.

Recombinomics notes that a recent case presentation indicates a possible genetic shift in the flu away from strictly respiratory to dengue-like symptoms...

Recombinomics notes that a recent case presentation indicates a possible genetic shift in the flu away from strictly respiratory to dengue-like symptoms...

Recombinomics says the Angola situation was Marburg virus.

2 Comments:

At 8:38 PM, Blogger GoodDeed said...

Question:
Is there a summary anywhere in cybersapce that explains vaccine development directed towards humans and H5N1, as of March 2005?

Thx for doing the heavy lifting, gathering the news in a single location. It serves very, very well.
Gaudia

 
At 8:46 PM, Blogger Orange said...

Thank you, and thanks for reading. I enjoy doing it, and I am glad people are looking. We've had far more clicks than I ever thought we would.

I'm not aware of any site like the one you mention, but I will search.

 

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