November 13 Flu Update (Update)Two new human cases in Indonesia, with a 2 1/2 year old boy dying of the disease.
ProMed on these Indonesian cases.
This is not the first report of its kind--Tamiflu causes delirium in some patients. As before, these reports are coming out of Japan, but they have caused the FDA to change the warning labels. (I wonder how this will effect Roche's marketing plan using children's movies for Tamiflu).
The added precaution comes after reports of more than 100 new cases of delirium, hallucinations and other unusual psychiatric behavior in children treated with the drug. Most were Japanese children.
Egypt expects more bird flu outbreaks this winter.
Effect Measure with an excellent article on a journal piece about how the flu spreads. As he writes...
The depths of our ignorance in this age of sophisticated molecular biology is truly impressive.
More warnings in Britain that say that companies in Britain are vulnerable to the bird flu.
Vets from Romania are in Delaware to study bird flu control at the University of Delaware, which has formed a group to lead the fight.
This news report says that governments are pledging to use the army to protect GSK vaccine plants in the event of a pandemic.
"People don't realise the disorder which comes from a scary event such as a true pandemic. It is not going to be the time to line up to your friendly pharmacist because there will be hundreds of people there. There will be panic episodes," Mr Garnier said.
Here's little profile on the guy in charge of the strategic national stockpile.