December 4 Flu UpdateScientists say the US flu surveillance program is off base--flu is most likely to come to the US through Latin America.
A medical journal says that a dog died of bird flu in Thailand.
CDC is contracting for the development of rapid flu tests, with a goal of 30 minutes.
Effect Measure writes on one of the mysteries of the bird flu...it kills much younger people than seasonal flu does. There are cool charts included, too. I have always assumed that robust young immune systems are at fault, but others may have their own ideas.
WHO's Nabarro says bird flu is still an imminent threat and could cost $750M per year.
Outbreaks of the lethal H5N1 avian flu virus, which is constantly changing and may mutate to be easily transmissible between humans, could spark the next flu pandemic, David Nabarro, the UN's pandemic-flu coordinator, said in an e-mail.
Recombinomics says that there is a large bird die off in Azerbaijan, leading to the idea that surveillance there might be weak.
Winter diligence is detailed in Vietnam.
South Korea is providing full compensation to bird flu victims.
This story, optimistically, says we could wait four months for a vaccine during a pandemic.
A British company has a release on a biocleansing gel that is said to be effective against bird flu.
CIDRAP on the US buying "fast" bird flu tests.
CIDRAP with more on the World Bank estimates of the cost of fighting the bird flu.