Wednesday, July 27, 2005

July 28 Flu Update

Diane Rehm featured Anthony Fauci on her NPR program. Here's a link to the audio.

There's a new report of bird flu in the Mekong in Vietnam.

Here's a quality blog picking up on the flu story.

Sales of live chickens are slumping in Indonesia.

Retuers says the US continues to work on its pandemic plan.

CIDRAP writes on the so-called chickenshit theory.

Recombinomics on a quarantine in Siberia.

ProMed on the Japanese outbreak we reported yesterday.

New Scientist on the reports that a highly rare swine bacteria is causing massive death in China.

Crofsblogs comments on the swine bacteria.

Tyler Cowan on avianflu cites an article that cites reasons why the Chinese claims are dubious.

Tip O' the hat to Crofsblogs for finding this, an editorial in the Brattleboro Reformer on US pandemic preperations.


At 4:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fluwikie starts to be translated into other languages - maybe this, too, can be considered to be a (tiny) part of the picture. Great blog - Thanks!

At 7:03 AM, Blogger Orange said...

The flu wiki is a great project, and efforts to make it multi-lingual help broaden the scope to an International level.

Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for reading. I'm having fun doing it.

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Peri said...

great site,
did you see that some ducks north of Manila, Philippines had bird flu, but later said it was not the "bad kind" ......
Well I have been visiting Manila this summer. I was so sick with a flu that it took two rounds of antibiotics to kick. Many people here were terribly sick with a flu, cough, and conjuctivitis & sore throat.
I've never seen anything like it.
In Jan. I think up north at Baguio they had an meningocccocemia outbreak (nicknamed meningo) that killed folks. I also think they had an outbreak similar to this in India.
My local village paper says we should not eat duck from china, haha.
Keep up the good work. !

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Orange said...


Thanks for reading and thanks for checking in. We're always happy to hear from readers, especially those who are "on the ground." We did have news about the menino outbreaks when they were going on, as we are ever mindful that the 1918 flu was often misdiagnosed at the time.

I'm sorry to hear you were sick, and that many others are sick as well. A major frustration is the lack of information people have on the real situation on the ground. Many suspect that there is more flu than is being reported.

Look forward to your comments in the future.


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