December 5 Flu UpdateCIDRAP says poultry are more likely to bring bird flu then wildfowl.
Popular Mechanics on an air purifier that fights the bird flu.
Nigeria makes a shocking admission...poor surveillance means they don't know their bird flu status.
Meanwhile, the Nigerians are being warned not to vaccinate their poultry.
Another US surveillance story, this time from the Salton Sea in California.
National Geographic on looking for flu in all the wrong places...employs regrettable "wild goose chase" metaphor.
Effect Measure on this story, as well.
The other issue is the relative importance of wild bird migration versus poultry movements. Some feel the speed and distance of the spread can only ber explained by long distance travel of wild birds. This is certainly a plausible scenario. But substantial work has been done by mathematicians on the pattern and speed of spread on netowrks of various topologies (patterns of connection). We now know that some linkage patterns (e.g., small world or scale free topologies) can appear as rapid and wide spreads without requiring major jumps or infrequent long jumps. Most of the spread is local, with the occasional midrange or longer jump.
Recombinomics has an extensive review of this issue as well.
They had a flu scare in Zanzibar based on some illegal imports.
The story of Central America's fight against bird flu.
The VP of the Asian Development Bank says innovative approaches to bird flu are needed.
Scientists from Los Alamos National Lab are giving a talk on bird flu next week.
The Swiss have laid out their pandemic plan.
Tennessee is considering the purchase of $8M in Tamiflu.
Florida Medic blogs on the US government's bargain basement flu fighting plan.