Occtober 4 Flu UpdateUniversity of Wisconsin Milwaukee researchers are announcing the discovery of a "novel compound" that gives broad protection against influenza.
Researchers discovered a peptide - a small protein molecule - that effectively blocks the influenza virus from attaching to and entering the cells of its host, thwarting its ability to replicate and infect more cells.
Here's the UW-M press release on the peptide.
China is reporting another outbreak in Yinchuan, with 1,000 dead birds.
To me this makes eminent sense. The Trust for America's Health is calling for a "master plan" for vaccine development. They believe that it would translate science to preparedness faster.
A new case has been reported in Indonesia. A 21 year old woman.
New Guinea has alloted funds to prepare for the bird flu.
West Java has a new plan to "up" flu measures.
A Central Asian flu conference will be held in Kazahkstan.
Philipinos are being asked to prepare for bird flu.
On a challenge from the Governor, Indiana counties are preparing for a pandemic.
South Dakota is preparing for the pandemic.