November 14 Flu UpdateAPEC nations are preparing for the bird flu, and asking for private sector support.
In the draft statement, the APEC leaders urge a "deepened engagement of the private sector to help ensure continuity of business, trade and essential services in the event of a pandemic outbreak.''
Two cases reported yesterday in Indonesia...one a fatality, and one in critical condition.
Recombinomics has reports of two more fatalities.
Japan has brought a great deal of help to Azerbaijan, including bird flu assistance.
The health departments around Jacksonville (NC) are preparing for the bird flu.
Surf City police and fire officials were recently trained in how to recognize and handle bird flu. They are the first in Pender County to be trained in how to prepare for such a pandemic. Pender County is currently finalizing its countywide plan to train other municipalities.
A European Food Service Agency wonders if wild bird imports should continue given the risk of bird flu.
CIDRAP on the report that Tamiflu may have psychiatric side effects.
An interview with Dr. Lam, a Canadian flu author, on his latest book.
Your plan in the book is so detailed, right down to the level of suggesting people keep a large supply of contraceptives handy.OK, some people were not comfortable with the idea of Homeland Security...I'm not sure we were thinking Defense Department, as we see here is proposed.
We're all about detail! Given everything that might be going on during a pandemic, you might want to think about whether that's the ideal time to procreate.
HHS soldiers on (get it?) with an update to the pandemic plan.