March 15 Flu UpdateProMed on Azerbaijan..noting death toll over 100 globally.
In Azerbaijan, a dog has now died of bird flu.
We're 2-3 days from results being confirmed in Myanmar.
Reuters on news from around the world. Denmark has its first bird case.
More on Denmark...bird was 70K from Copenhagen. (Note only H5 confirmed).
More survey from around the world. France and India are culling.
Guangzhou calls off its bird flu emergency after 10 days.
CIDRAP surveys the world....
and then also tells us the HHS is going to try to ramp up egg-based and cell-based vaccine production.
Promed on Europe, nothing especially new here.
Effect Measure looks at the world, including slow and apathetic responses from India.
The Wall Street Journal's Nicholas Zamiska is back with a story on some old-school anti-virals that may be coming back into play. Others have commented as well we might be too reliant on Tamiflu, given the possibility of resistance.
ProMed with OIE reports from seven countries.
Bird vaccination is gaining acceptance, and spreading outside of Asia.
China says it is working hard to prevent spring outbreaks.
The Fed has told US banks to prepare for a pandemic.
DEFRA (UK) is looking more closely into the science of feline infection.
Santa Clara County (CA)'s area health director does a Q&A for local readers on the bird flu.
Australian TV wonders if Hungary hasn't stolen the act of rich countries with its human bird flu vaccine.
Q What can county residents do to prepare?
A We want people to understand the common elements of infection control: covering your coughs, staying home when sick, not sending kids to school when they're sick, washing hands. We're recommending keeping a two-week supply of food, water and medications in the house, along with face masks, gloves and disinfectants.
The University of Iowa is involved in research to test additives (adjuvants, I assume) in vaccines.
Tamiflu is back in ordinary Canadian pharmacies.
Wisconsin holds pandemic planning summit, declares itself to be a "national leader."