March 8 Flu UpdateHong kong plans to spend $254 on antiviral stockpiling.
You can't spend $254 million in cabbage, can you? Korean paper reports that kimchi effective in treating bird flu.
Vietnamese officials are studying whether the "health care" case is a human transmission.
Health official says that flu could cover the globe in 30 days.
Canada says that flu pandemic is imminent, also notes bioterror fear.
New York Times on the 4 new cases.
Thailand agrees to test bird flu vaccine on humans.
Recombinomics notes that 1918 flu and 2005 similar in that early cases misdiagnosed.
Recombinomics writes that atypical cases in clusters point to greater human-human transmission than previously suspected. Still, shouldn't it have spread much faster and more more lethally than before?
New from CDC...fact sheet on history of pandemics, notes "medium" pandemic death tolls. Makes good point on shortages of healthcare workers due to flu and carrying for their own family. I often wonder if this will stretch the binds of our compact.
CDC flu facts...
ProMed has commentary on bird flu vaccines, including from a Texas vet with similar experience..he sounds a cautionary tale on the misuse of vaccine testing.