October 29 Flu UpdateGSK is talking to the British government about a countrywide vaccine, the first that has been discussed anywhere, to my knowledge.
The Department of Health said: “Pre-pandemic vaccines are one of a number of options we are considering. We already have a stockpile of 14.6 million treatment courses of antivirals, and we are stockpiling around 3.5 million doses of H5N1 vaccines. However, we continue to review our planning options, including pre-pandemic vaccines.
A Portsmouth, NH company is using handheld computers to help track the bird flu to the correct location.
Research from India shows that the bird flu that hit there was sensitive to Tamiflu--therefore, Tamiflu helped to prevent a wider spread of the disease.
Bird flu has been ruled out on a farm in Trinidad.