April 6 Flu UpdateRecombinomics lays it on the line. Clusters are merging, human-human transmission has begun, an that caused the April 1 Quarantine order from President Bush. "The flu pandemic has begun," he says.
Bird flu causing banking jitters in Asia.
Bill+ referred this one to us. With both H5 and H7 running around, if the viruses mix, you could get H5 lethality and H7 transmissability. A WHO official comments on that prospect.
Dead Vietnemese girl is confirmed to have bird flu.
The BBC writes on the girl being a mileston 50th bird flu death.
Despite less than chilly relations with N. Korea, the US is sending bird flu testing kits to that nation. Is this just diplomacy, or a signal something more is feared?
Seoul is strengthening its bird flu precautions.
Vietnam trumpetting two days with no outbreaks.
Additional cases in Vietnam announced--these may be duplicates.
US purchasing 2.3 million doses of tamiflu.
Recombinomics corrects media accounts that say H7 new to Asia.
CIDRAP on the day's developments.
Effect Measure connects the dots where others will not. Links quarantine and bank warnings cited above.
ProMed on the dead Vietnemese girl.