Friday, November 18, 2005

November 18 Flu Update

China says that it has two new flu outbreaks, but no new human cases. In fact, dozens of farmers and villagers were released from medical observation.

FDA says no evidence Tamiflu is behind deaths.

In Vietnam there were three new provinces with flu, and in China there was a new outbreak. Reuters summarizes the news of the day.

More on China and Vietnam news from today. (The virus marches on).

Beijing has designated two hospitals for treatment of flu victims.

The APEC flu and trade summit wrapped up.

For the umpteenth time, world leaders have pledged to work together to fight the bird flu.

This AP story asks how you prepare without panic.

The Council on Foreign Relations wonders whether potential liability is slowing down the production of a flu vaccine.

Effect Measure comments on Congressional rejection of the pandemic planning $.

Effect Measure on some actions which could work against the Chinese desire to be seen as transparent.

From Australia, an interesting article recounting the 1918 flu there, and what we can learn from it today.

The Lancet has an important article on what governments have to do for citizens to avoid flu panic....common sense from a credible source...

"But if governments are to avert widespread panic, they must admit to uncertainty, act transparently, issue guidance on disease protection, and make sure information is disseminated to the public as quickly as possible.

Peterborough, UK, covers pandemic preperations.

In Hawaii, Governor Lingle is asking for $15M to fight bird flu.

Recombinomics on the rapidly increasing number of flu outbreaks in China.

Recombinomics citing to show that H2H transmission is widespread in China.

ProMed with news from China and Vietnam.

Hungary is making political hay out of the bird flu.

Analyst report questions whether two much is being invested in Tamiflu.

ProMed with a survey of SE Asia, including bird flu techniques that worked in one province in Thailand.

ProMed on Tamiflu--both the FDA, and a request for clinical experiences with Tamiflu in Asia.


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