January 10 Flu UpdateThe 14 year old boy in Indonesia has died of bird flu.
CIDRAP with bird flu news from Asia.
WHO on China.
ProMed with reports from Asia.
ProMed also reports from China. Note mod comment on unclear infection source...
Although the source of the avian influenza virus infecting the farmer in Anhui province remains obscure, it is clear from the complete recovery of the patient and the lack of secondary cases that this particular virus has not evolved any potential for person-to-person transmission.The International Herald Tribune says reports that bird flu is raging back for winter, and it could be worse than last winter.
Vietnam has its first mobile bird flu lab. It says samples can be tested in a week or two.
Indonesia says 16 of its 30 regions are flu free.
In Vietnam, the Central Region is said to be at risk for flu.
The World Bank has given grants for $28M to various nations.
NIH is touting a DNA vaccine for bird flu.
Revere looks at a recent report from a commission in Canada that looks at the SARS situation--and like many people Revere extrapolates to bird flu.
Illinois has a guide for school pandemic planning.
Sweet Briar College (no kidding) is ready for the bird flu.
In Thailand, they are wondering if a bird flu disinfectant isn't more dangerous than the bird flu.
The USAID has a new spokesperson in the fight against pandemic flu in Asia--"Superchicken."