July 17 Flu UpdateBrief hiatus is coming. Right now I am sitting at my computer, surrounded by boxes that stretch over my head. Yes, we are moving the world headquarters of the Coming Influenza Pandemic to a new City. The most likely scenario is that the blog will not be updated again until Sunday, the 23rd of July, but other posts could find their way in. Thanks for reading, and we will see you on the other side. (Timing is actually working out OK....things are very slow on the flu news front).
CIDRAP on the recent death in Indonesia.
Effect Measure on the recent death, as well.
Roche--the people who brought you Tamiflu--has released a pandemic planning book for businesses.
Here is the link to the page with the downloads on the Roche website.
Effect Measure found a blog post that suggests there may be laws in Indonesia preventing the sharing of genetic material. Revere is unpersuaded.
The Virginia Game Department has established a plan....what would it do if it found bird flu in a wild bird?
WHO says a pandemic could cost $800B the first year.
Alabama is urging localities to plan for the bird flu.
Monroe County, MI is planning a bird flu symposium.
Oregon is looking for bird flu in wild birds.
India has developed a vaccine for birds.