Tuesday, August 16, 2005

August 16 Flu Update

EU watching bird flu move West, but said to be "unfazed."

There's 100 dead birds in Kazahkstan
, and a cull in the Urals.

Recombinomics comments....

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.


At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have a great blog! I plan to blog you...people need to hear this info! Too many people have the idea that this is something that just takes place in Asia but it will, and is affecting us globally. I, for one, am very afraid! A global pandemic is, according to the experts, long overdue...Both my Great Grandmothers died during the Spanish Flu Epidemic.
"Healthy at breakfast, dead by Midnight" was the case for thousands during that time.I pray we do not face another such horrifying pandemic, but it looks dire.
Thank you for all your work & efforts to keep people well informed!
Nebula from "Nebulaz Web"

At 12:46 PM, Blogger NEBULA said...

You've probably already seen this but...here it is.


At 6:09 PM, Anonymous SilverLining said...

I discovered the BMO Sherry Cooper economist article independently and came over to see if you had it--you did, from CROF H5N1 blog, as I see.


I note that the article was published in "Health" rather than "Investment" where business leaders might see it and take heed.

At 11:01 PM, Blogger Orange said...

Nebula, thanks for the comments. I appreciate you checking in, and for blogging us. Keep in touch!

SilverLining--I truly feel that the social and economic impacts of the flu will be fascinating...the flu just finds our weakest points and strikes. The world might be a little flat to survive the flu...

We have a .pdf to the BMO report today, courtesy Crofsblog.


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