Sunday, September 24, 2006

September 24 Flu Update

The BBC on the bird flu death reported yesterday from Indonesia.

Recombinomics says that cases in Jakarta (such as this most recent death) have different cleavage sites than the virus found in poultry recently in the area. His view is that to say that the disease in the dead boy came from a bird is to "misinform"

WHO says bird flu is still the top health threat.

A Chinese paper issues a report that says that this Winter or Spring China is in for a major bird flu outbreak.

A Commissioner in the African Union has joined recent efforts in Africa calling for more intense preparation for the bird flu.

Here, EU and FAO give money to Nigeria.

The Bishop for Episcopalians in Arizona has urged Church leaders to join the fight against the bird flu.

An article has dire warnings for Bangladesh as well.

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