December 26 Flu UpdateOK, we're back in the saddle. Nice holiday, enjoying some time off.
The big news during the break was that two people have died of bird flu in Egypt. A 30-year woman died Christmas Eve and then her niece died the next day. Obviously, that pattern will get people's attention.
Effect Measure with another excellent post. Knowledge--or, put another way, ignorance--isn't holding people back in Cambodia from proper flu control measures, and they probably aren't elsewhere, either. It revolves around a lack of adequate compensation. In a way, education is taking the easy way out.
Australian paper lists bird flu among predictions that did not come through in 2006.
Promed with a posting on recombinants found in nation's recently, including a correction.
ProMed on OIE report from Vietnam--not discrepancy between number of birds reported infected and number of birds reported culled.
ProMed says live poultry markets in China have been closed permanently.
Vietnam continues to scramble with its latest flu outbreak.