November 28 Flu UpdateSorry for yesterday...needed rest more! Back at it...
A 35 year old woman in Indonesia died of bird flu today. CIDRAP reports. She was reported sick three weeks ago, and died despite receiving treatment for that amount of time.
ProMed is skeptical of this report, citing the lack of details.
CIDRAP also reports that bird flu has hit a second area in South Korea.
ProMed on South Korea--note mod comment lauding quick action by South Korean officials.
OIE report from South Korea provides official confirmation, via ProMed.
Today's news is about money--how much would it cost to fight the bird flu? The UN says it needs $1.3B more than what was pledged last January.
Would a cheap bird flu test help? Vietnam and Hong Kong are testing.
In Alberta, the nine health regions are getting $30 million to prepare for the bird flu.
The Philippines are preparing for major losses in the poultry industry if the flu comes.
Kaduna, a state in Nigeria, is preparing for the bird flu.
India is afraid the bird flu crisis in South Korea might cut down on Korean imports of Indian oilmeal.
Roche says that there is no evidence the flu is becoming resistant to Tamiflu.
Surveillance in South Dakota yields no birds with H5N1.
Companies in Hong Kong are no different than anywhere else--they are not ready for a pandemic.