Wednesday, June 29, 2005

June 29 Flu Update

The upshot appears to be that WHO found worse bird flu and a lack of human cases in their trip to China.

Media report where WHO says it can rule out immediate pandemic after visiting China.

Australia has the same news, saying that its the first time large numbers of migratory birds have died.

Wall Street Journal on a guy whose speciality is culling birds.

Recombinomics on a machine translated web post that seems to indicate 700 human cases in China. This is very unverified.

The EU meets on a coordinated flu response.

CP writer Helen Branswell writes that a new study says that Tamiflu returns $3.50 for every $1.00 invested, making stockpiling a good call. Now, if only there were the supplies to allow stockpiling.

Bloomberg puts a good twist on the China next--"experts say it may spread."

Recombinomics on the WHO recommendation that a database be set up to study bird flu in China and help prepare for the pandemic.

Recombinomics on the lack of testing in China.

Recombinomics with more news on the lethality of the h5n1 in China.

CIDRAP on the Trust for America's Health Report.

CIDRAP on ongoing problems with flu in China.

Effec Measure writes on the larger bird die off in China.

H5N1 links to international flu blogs.

Recombinomics writes on the need to update primers and reduce false test results.

WHO Situation Update on a new human case in Northern Vietnam.

Avian Flu on WHO's words of reassurance from China.

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