January 21 Flu UpdateA suspected case in Thailand (duck herder) is negative.
This story seems to indicate that 111 people in the Mekong Valley were suspected of having bird flu and all of them had pneumonia. Report is sketchy....
UN says that even if the virus did mutate concerning Tamiflu, human transmissibility is not effected.
Intriguing post at ProMed. Has a candidate pandemic strain emerged?
The recent ProMED-mail posting entitled "Avian influenza, human (08): South Korea 20070111.0119", which commented on the lack of virulence of the H5N1 influenza strains (so-called V genotype) that have infected up to 9 humans in South Korea, is intriguing.
Even internal borders in Thailand are effected by bird flu measures.
A one-day bird flu "training camp" is slated for Indian Kashmir.'
In the Philippines, the Department of Agriculture is urging breeders to employ sanitation measures.
Chinese poultry slaughterhouses are switching to sales.
People in Odessa, TX, are reminded that if people clean out the grocery stores during a snowstorm, what would happen during a pandemic.