November 9 Flu UpdateEffect Measure has an interesting piece on bloggers catching the US government in a contradiction. Recently, US Nationals in foreign countries were advised to be prepared to shelter in place for 12 weeks, which is different from the official advice on their website of two weeks.
Indonesia says it is far from having a pandemic of bird flu in the country.
The Nigerian government has asked its farmers not to vaccinate poultry against bird flu.
The UN has developed (w/Microsoft) a real-time portal that can be used to track the bird flu and other infectious diseases.
The American Public Health Association has called for pandemic preparation in US to move from Homeland Security to HHS. The choice of DHS never made sense to me, ever.
CIDRAP on the Chan appointment.
The Japanese are going to publish a manual on what their nationals should do overseas during a pandemic.
The UK government has critiqued how it handled an H7N3 outbreak in Norfolk and found a number of shortcomings.
McGill University (Montreal) is hosting some of the continent's top immunologists at a meeting to discuss flu, among other things.
More on Jamaica's bird flu exercise.
Flu Planners in Kansas City are beginning public focus groups on pandemic plans.
Wayne County,NC, is preparing a bird flu plan.
More on bird flu drills in New Zealand.
Here's a story on bird flu as an emerging threat in a publication targetted to dentist's.
Recombinomics says that surveillance has turned up H5N1 in wild birds in the Crimea.