Saturday, July 02, 2005

July 2 Flu Update

China says, again, that bird flu is under control.

Malaysia forms a bird flu task force.

Another story on the House testimony. Committments will be kept, say Roche and Gilead.

Officials in Tasmania are calling for an Australian group to fight flu.

Slate.com says, if you want something to be worried about, forget mercury---think flu.

promed on Japan.

ProMed on the recent death in Vietnam.

Here's the mod comment on proMed.

[Temporal variations in the transmissibility of avian influenza virus
to humans and poultry have not been suggested previously. If true,
they might indicate differences in the routes of transmission of the
virus in the human and avian populations, or perhaps differences in
patterns of exposure. - Mod.CP]

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