December 18 Flu UpdateIs this the re-emergence of flu in Europe? Birds in the zoo died in St. Petersburg....
and France is testing birds at a site where 4,000 birds died.
Indonesia is preparing to produce flu vaccines for people.
Fascinating post from Revere....an example of a resourceful Thai poultry country could teach us all something.
Slow news? ProMed has had only four posts on AI in December. There have been days with that many.
Cell-culture vaccine work is being conducted at the University of Maryland.
A Philippine Department gave the local media a briefing on bird flu. In theory, this is a good idea that could improve public awareness. In reality, it all depends on who does the briefing.
This Year In Review article from Hungary cites bird flu....
The top chemistry advancements includes the ability to synthesize the key ingredient in Tamiflu.
More state prep updates....Colorado concedes gaps but is happy with progress...
and Wisconsin reports basically the same...
and Oklahoma isn't much different.
The state of Washington is using its bird flu $$ to help prepare for disaster in general.
Federal Computer Week notes the the bird flu contributed to a focus on continuity planning this year.
A little holiday fun...test your readiness quotient.