January 28 Flu UpdateA 14 year old Azeri boy is dead, and he died before testing could be finished on suspected H5N1. His samples have been sent off for testing.
ProMed runs the denials. No bird flu, and the boy was negative, they say.
Thailand reports that 222 suspected cases nationwide are all negative.
Bird flu could be spreading in Japan.
Vietnam is sending more vets into the Mekong Delta.
LA Times on the work to speed up human vaccine production.
The AP weighs in on the US pandemic preparation---is the US ready?
Trailers packed with cots and medical supplies are parked in secret locations in Colorado, ready for doctors to open makeshift hospitals in school gyms if a flu pandemic strikes.
Parts of southeastern Washington state are considering drive-through flu shots during a pandemic -- although a practice run this fall showed they had better hire traffic cops.
China says vaccination and monitoring have kept bird flu down.
They are trying to get farmers more educated on bird flu in Sri Lanka.
In Thailand, they are recommending that during a pandemic business executives should get bird flu shots.