Monday, September 05, 2005

September 5 Flu Update

A 1.5 million bird cull is on tap in Japan.

Ulster is planning to spend 5 million pounds on flu protection.

Interfax says no change in flu status is Russia from 9/2-5. This is odd, since yesterday there were claims that things were getting better.

Similar Russian wire report says bird flu in 45 villages.

The Scotsman has an article by Joel Levy, who has written a new Doomsday book.

The BBC weblog feature looks at flu blogs, beginning with the Nature mockblog from this summer, and then looking at what's behind the bird flu blogs, mentioning several by name, though not this one!

Dutch farmers are speaking out against restrictions in place from the Dutch government.

Yesterday, we had a piece saying that a Thai expert had said that the pandemic had crossed in Phase 4. Apparently, we underplayed that story a little. Apparently, the scientist in question has published leading research on human-human transmission, as noted here by Effect Measure.


At 7:32 PM, Anonymous Jonathan Byron said...

I couldn't find an email address, so left this comment although it is meant as email.

I am putting together a website on the scientific based alternative
treatments for H5N1 and other influenza viruses - don't know if you are
interested in herbs, but my thinking is that if there is a bird flu
pandemic, all available pharmaceuticals will be used up quickly.

A rather long article I wrote:

A wiki-based site on alternative antivirals:


Jonathan Byron


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