December 7 Flu UpdateFrom Nature, a weakness in the virus has been identified that could open the door to new therapies.
The CDC is hosting a two day meeting next week on how to minimize the impact of a pandemic.
Efforts are still underway to turn around the bird flu situation in Africa.
"This continent is affected by quite a number of development and humanitarian challenges, some of which are very well known, including malaria and HIV," David Nabarro said ahead of a global summit on bird flu in Mali, West Africa, starting on Wednesday. "I think African heads of state would be forgiven for saying 'Well, thanks for coming and telling us about this challenge -- we will add it to our list'," Nabarro said.The Swiss say that their vaccinations in the zoo were successful.
Ministers at the Global Health Security Initiative are saying that the outbreak in S. Korea proves that bird flu has not gone away.
Poultry producers in Ivory Coast say that the government has invented or overplayed the bird flu threat in order to manipulate poultry prices.
A city in China has increased bird flu surveillance at its borders.
Rumors of an outbreak among birds in Azeri. are said to be proven false.
Revere finds a recent article in the Journal of Immunology disturbing. I'll let him explain why.
The Cox inhibitors are among the most used for the symptoms of cold and flu. This means that when you start to feel lousy and fill yourself up with aspirin or ibuprofen, you could also be interfering with this "recall response" of your immune system. In effect, you would be canceling or at least diminishing your immunity.
CBS News blog writes that the bird flu has left the media's radar--but not the author's.
Fla_Medic blogs on this same topic.
A new report in London's bemoans the lack of preparation among business for bird flu.
Recombinomics on recent Chinese sequences which do not include the Quinhai sequences.
One of the major issues with the flu--how will a pandemic effect cultural practices...in this case, in Africa.
They are prepared and reassured in Concord, MA.