January 24 Flu UpdateBird flu case (avian, not human) in Hungary confirmed--neighbor cuts off exports.
CIDRAP on Hungary.
Promed on Hungary and what it means for the European winter.
ProMed on reports from Indonesia about additional suspected human cases.
ProMed rounds up other flu news from around the world. Note article that says the strain in Japan is the Chinese strain, not the Indonesian strain.
This local media report says a Mother and daughter are suspected of dying of bird flu after eating sick chickens. However, their deaths seem a little far apart for that to be the case. One to watch.
Vietnam is running short of bird vaccine--people can debate if that's a good thing or a bad thing. It was caused by the illegal breeding of ducks.
Hundreds of dead birds were found in Sri Lanka, but local officials are saying it was salmonella.
As seen first in our comments section last night, an Indonesian scientist is saying there is "convincing" evidence flies can spread the bird flu.
Malaysia has issued a bird flu alert due to the presence of the disease in its neighbors. There are no reported cases that I am aware of.
Excellent AP story hitting one on of my favorite angles about the flu: how closely it follows and exposes our cultural practices. This one is about the practice of taking ducks by boat to feed in recently harvested rice fields.
The UN says TET/Lunar New Year requires extra vigilance.
Effect Measure decries mixed messages from International officials on what is really going on with bird flu. Is it a seasonal blip or a real change?
ProMed on migrating birds--note interesting comment on the importance of Greenland.
US officials told the US Senate that people aren't worried enough about the bird flu.
Surveillance shows no H5N1 in wild birds in Minnesota.
Hawaii gets permission to import H5N1.
Lincoln County (ME) is conducting bird flu prep.
Kansas State University and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have set up a bird flu hotline.
Here's a hand lotion that is said to be able to kill H5N1.