December 9 Flu UpdateEffect Measure with a thoughtful post. If there has been a consistent theme to Revere's posts, it has been that any measures that build up the public health infrastructure would help society--even if a pandemic never occurs. Merge that idea with the article this week about the wide range of emerging animal diseases, and you get an interesting and provoking post.
Useful Reuters fact boxes, first on the worldwide spread of the flu, and second on 2006 chronology.
A company in Singapore says it has an herbal extract from elderberries that is more effective than Tamiflu.
This article says the US is building flu fighting capacity overseas.
Interesting blog that says it is an average person's attempt to understand the bird flu. In this post, the author reacts to a recent study that showed the virus could mutate in a single pass in mice. Here's a section from the blog.
The paper closed with this line:
Urgent measures to deal with a possible pandemic, such as the development and application of effective vaccines and the stockpiling of anti-influenza drugs, are needed.
Seems I may not be the only one who had their world rocked.