Sunday, September 17, 2006

September 16 Flu Update

Recombinomics claims that genetic information shows a "hidden reservoir" of bird flu in Indonesia. (This means that animals other than birds may be the source of infection.)

For more info, see this Fluwiki post.

The Czech Republic scrapped its bird flu vaccine contract and will seek a more favorable contract.

Fairfax County, VA, is projecting 700 deaths in a pandemic, along with other impacts.

Azerbaijan recognizes that bird flu could be back in the fall and the winter....

and the Health Minister warns that human-human could still happen...

and the country says it has enough medication for 500 patients.

Morocco says it has been working for one year on preparing for bird flu, and is better prepared.

Wild bird surveillance is going on in Hawaii.


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