Tuesday, May 17, 2005

May 17 Flu Update

There's a world health assembly going on, and they are talking flu...

Its a vaccine story...

CIDRAP on the second case in Vietnam. I am sure others will notice the presence of a false negative test.

Recombinomics on the lack of 2005 isolates in the GenBank.

A pertinent article excerpt:

...WHO is looking for reassortment with human genes, which has never been reported for H5N1 in spite of 4 distinct human outbreaks in 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005. WHO still believes the evolving H5N1 genetic changes are from random mutations instead of elegant evolution via recombination.

Recombinomics on the asymptomatic pigs.

ProMed on the second Vietnemese case.


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