October 17 Flu UpdateThe Washington Post has a summary of bird flu developments from yesterday. Notably, WHO is saying that even with bird flu in Europe, the threat to human health remains in Asia.
Bird flu has a new European home....Greece.
Here's a bird flu fact sheet from Reuters.
WHO and Roche are talking about upping Tamiflu production.
In Africa, South Africa is preparing for the bird amidst internal criticism,...
just as their minister declares the nation bird flu free...
And Kenya is also making preperations.
WHO says to expect more bird flu in other nations.
The Times of London says to take bird flu scare with a pinch of salt.
Currency speculators are trying to speculate on where the economic damage of bird flu might fall, and invest accordingly.
In counterpoint to the don't worry messages, the EU is sounding the alarm over shortages of anti-virals.
Press release from Wave Biotech on strategic alliances with drug companies to use the Wave Bioreactor.
The media in Malta covers bird flu precautions.
The BBC reports that the Scottish Executive has a 67-page flu contingency plan.
Canada has 16 M doses of Tamiflu, and says it is ready.
The European Public Health Alliance surveys the issue from the perspective of a citizen.
The Czech Republic is protecting its Tamiflu stockpile by banning retail sale of the drug.
Roche is donating a small portion of Tamiflu to Romania, and selling a larger amount to Turkey.
The Department of Health in Taiwan has asked for permission to license Tamiflu.
Singapore says it has a good stockpile of Tamiflu....
Meanwhile, the Thais are jumping in with both feet to produce their own generic Tamiflu
Dr Thawat downplayed concerns over intellectual property rights, saying that the government would introduce a compulsory license allowing the country to produce the drug on the grounds of urgent public health needs.
The National Review on how litigation and regulation killed the US vaccine program.
The EU hopes for a bird flu vaccine next winter.
CIDRAP on Greece....
and on Romania.
Effect Measure looks into the commonly used phrase that we are "overdue" for a pandemic.
Effect Measure on Greece, and upbeat news.
Effect Measure on the continuing mystery of "secret" Bush Administration bird flu briefings to members of Congress.
Effect Measure captures a blog debate over the generic Tamiflu issue.
Recombinomics says there has been a bird flu cover up in Europe.
There's dead birds in Macedonia, causing concern (Recombinomics)
Recombinomics on the Ragunan Zoo back in the news, and another possible zoo-related case.
ProMed on Greece and Romania.