April 25 Flu UpdateThe UN Food and Agriculture Organization says bird flu in N. Korea NOT H5N1 and is contained.
CIDRAP on the same story.
ProMed Mail on the N. Korean situation.
Early tests show that 280 people with flu in China DO NOT have bird flu.
BBC on bird flu preperations.
Experts in Canada study bird flu vaccine. This is interesting. They are talking about preventively putting some elements of a virus into existing vaccines--hoping to produce enough population immunity to be a firewall, rather than matching the exact virus.
Usual high quality Scientific American stuff. The novel plan they are reporting on says that you find the area of outbreak, and flood it with antivirals, hoping to stop the virus progression before there are many branches on the tree.
Human inqenuity, as always, is interesting. These two stories fall in that category. They probably also reflect the fear that a real virus isn't realistic.