Wednesday, March 30, 2005

March 30 Flu Update

WHO report on N. Korean flu outbreak.

Meanwhile, the UN has sent thier Flu expert to North Korea to investigate the situation.

ProMed on the North Korean report.

Recombinomics on the UN sending test kits to North Korea.

Reuters has four new cases in Vietnam.

Official Vietnam has chosen to brag on a new flu-free province.

WHO says that there is "no evidence" of easy human transmission of bird flu, but they are watching carefully...especially the Haiphong Five/Eight.

ProMed on the WHO's report.

Recombinomics analyzes this news, asserting that the Haiphong Five/Eight is the first family cluster of a virulent disease (prior transmission appeared to be a milder version. If true, this represents a serious danger.

Vietnam goes on to say that the flu situation is "complicated." Of course, of this there is no doubt. They rely on the popular hypothesis that the virus appears more virulent than it is due to the poor rural health conditions.

Reader Bill has pointed us to this article on low pathogenic bird flu in Mexico. May not be H5N1.


At 5:49 PM, Anonymous Bill+ said...

Some hard questions.

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