Monday, October 09, 2006

October 9 Flu Update

Singapore held an exercise, and they did learn some things. For example, they are going to increase the role of GPs.

Reuters on the discovery of avian influenza in pigs. It is a big development.

Pigs are a concern because they are susceptible to many of the viruses that infect humans. Swines can act as mixing vessels in which genetic material from avian flu viruses can mix with human influenza viruses, potentially producing new and deadly strains for which humans have no immunity.

Report on Dr. Nancy Cox, CDC head of infectious disease, making a home visit to Iowa. She's from Spencer--or near there.


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