January 26 Flu UpdateRevere looks at the crystal ball and finds it as cloudy as everyone else does.
Story looks at flu around the world, mostly on Indonesia bringing troops in to fight the bird flu.
ProMed on Indonesia (cats), Hungary and Japan.
ProMed on a suspected outbreak in Azerbaijan.
Culture clash in Indonesia. The people love their birds. I mean, they love their birds. Yet, they are being told they have to be culled. (Revere has compared this to asking people in US to turn their dogs over to be culled).
Does bird flu mutate more quickly in cats?
Ukraine and Russia have banned imports of Hungarian poultry following an outbreak there (now, why are countries hesitant to be transparent).
The US donated 100,000 sets of personal protective equipment to Indonesia.
Japan has a cull of 50,ooo birds scheduled.
China says it had success with bird flu (thanks to the Central Government) and is determined to continue the success.
The US Society of Infectious Diseases says all US healthcare workers should get the flu shot.
Columbiana County, OH, is preparing for a pandemic.