Friday, April 15, 2005

April 14 Flu Update

CIDRAP on 3 new cases in Vietnam, and a scientist there who says the disease has changed to a less virulent, easier transmitted disease.

Gee, where has anyone heard that before.

Official flu update from WHO.

AIDS victim in Vietnam gets bird flu.

Recombinomics says that makes Quang Binh cluster six cases.

In what will be one of only 100 major controversies if this pandemic happens, WHO says it doesn't want borders closed to protect against flu spread.

Another article on the role of cockfighting in speading bird flu.

UN and WHO say culling won't work against bird flu spread.

I think I've heard that somewhere else, too.

New Scientist says reports on Indonesian pig with flu.

Speaking of which, here's ProMed on the New Scietist article. VERY INTERESTING, MUST READ. The articles says that the idea that pigs, who can be infected by bird and human flu and are a good mixing bowl is only a theory and hasn't been proven.

First flu story in the Economist.

Transcript of WHO official on Australian TV. Very informative.

Europe will have scenario based planning exercise on flu pandemic.

Story on race to wipe out 1957 flu.

Recombinomics on the lab debacle.

ProMed mail surveys the bird flu situation in each country.

ProMed Mail on the new Vietnam cases.

Effect Measure with a good article on the 1957 debacle.


At 1:32 PM, Blogger GoodDeed said...

Orange, your surveying activities, daily, are profoundly appreciated. You've uncovered extraordinarily valuable information that advances the understanding of this developing story. Thank you.
If you're interested, the Stohr story was reposted, along with my comments and those of others at: and at

At 12:22 AM, Blogger Orange said...

gooddeed, thank you for the kind comment. People are finding their way here. We went over 8,000 its this week. I am enjoying it, and glad you are find it useful.


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