August 16 Flu UpdateEU watching bird flu move West, but said to be "unfazed."
There's 100 dead birds in Kazahkstan, and a cull in the Urals.
In Kazahkstan, they're seeking international help to fight the bird flu.
The Australian government insists its ready for the bird flu.
The mysterious Chinese pig bacteria has taken 39 lives.
Russia's Chief Medical Officer has undertaken new protective measures.
As we noted yesterday, the flu is in six Russian regions.
Here's a new one. Dutch farmers are being urged to keep their poultry indoors to fight the spread of the flu.
Here's a company which consults on the business and economic implications of bird flu.
There's a local study of the pandemic going on in Columbia, MD.
while in Taiwan they have already concluded that they must be prepared.
This might be considered a little shocking. President Bush has taken the Barry book on the Great Flu Pandemic on vacation with him to read.
The Indy Star on the pandemic potential of the bird flu.
In Canada, ID Biomedical is close to a deal to provide flu trials to the government.
The US has placed an order for a record number of eggs...for making vaccine.
Recombinomics cites reports that say that the bird flu has arrived at the Caspian Sea much ahead of schedule.
Effect Measure on a hospital's efforts to require flu shots for nurses.
ProMed on the situation in Siberia, looking for data.
Crofsblog found this, which says that a Canadian brokerage is saying that the bird flu may trigger a Global Depression.
Crofsblog also notes that InstaPundit is continuing to cover bird flu.
Yesterday, we noted quizically the ProMed note on the role of "genetic susceptibility" in the spread of the flu. Silviu at Avianflu notes that it may have more to do with the handling and preperation of birds.
Silviu also has news of Germany stockpiling Relenza.