Monday, March 07, 2005

March 7 Flu Update--is Human-human transmission here?

Hiatus over. We're back, and its good to be back.

WHO welcomes us home with a new avian flu update, citing four new cases in Vietnam, the first after a lull.

Recombinomics dissects this report, focusing on a nurse who could have caught flu from a relatively brief exposure....or from infected poultry. Still, he points on the clusters begin to look more and more like efficient human-human transmission.

More Recomibomics on the same topic.

Bloomberg on the sick health care worker

CIDRAP notes also that there have now been retrospective flu IDs. This could call some of the comfort level in the public health community into question.

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