January 25 Flu UpdateThere is a suspected bird flu case in Azerbaijan
A six-year old girl has died of bird flu in Indonesia.
CIDRAP on the death of the girls, as well as suspected cases in Thailand and Nigeria (reported here yesterday).
ProMed on the death, and suspected cases in Indonesia.
Perhaps the day's biggest news...two pigs in Indonesia are said to have bird flu. Because pigs can host both avian and human viruses, they are considered a potential "mixing bowl" for virus re assortment.
Meanwhile, a Thai man is said to have died of human flu, not bird flu.
Klaus Stohr has left WHO to go to Novartis. In his day, especially pre-Navarro, Stohr was often quoted on this blog.
The Economist covers the flu story in its usual fashion--from top to bottom.
Roche released a statement on yesterday's "we're not worried enough" hearing at the US Senate.
Zanzibar (Tanzania) is not lifting poultry restrictions, despite heavy pressure.
A professor at the University of Arkansas is developing a sensor which could be used to diagnose bird flu in the field.
Significant surveillance is underway in Australia.
Company says it has identified "replikins" which are genome strands related to virus replication.
The Airport in Manila is still considering how to screen for bird flu.
Business Week on the re-emergence of the bird flu in the European Union.
Thailand and Japan are working together on a vaccine for poultry.
Effect Measure looks a recent stories on difficulty managing TB--and how they relate to bird flu and the need for better public health infrastructure.
Really interesting study looking at women who survived the 1918 flu who were pregnant when they caught the flu.
Almond found that the children of infected mothers were 15 percent less likely to graduate from high school, and sons of infected mothers earned approximately $2,500 less per year than those who did not have fetal influenza exposure. Additionally, those who were in utero at the height of the epidemic had 20 percent higher disability rates at the age of 61.