Saturday, March 18, 2006

March 18 Flu Update

The first death has been reported in Egypt. They say it is lab confirmed.

Excellent bird flu graphic at WaPo, showing its spread.

Bird flu is still likley in Israel. H5 is known for sure. Either way, culling is underway.

9 more cases of H5 in Denmark, likely N1.

In India, 75,000 chickens were culled.

In Bangkok, the Municipal Authority is speeding up bird flu education.

Secretary Leavitt is in Illinois, on the Flu Tour ''06.

IHT on the problems being caused by counterfeit flu drugs.

Here's what can happen. Panic ensured in Salem, India, when some chickens were found dead. Eventually, it was discovered they had eaten rat poision.

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