January 29 Flu UpdateSorry for being late, snow threw my schedule off....
ProMed on new case in Indonesia, a six year old child.
Nigeria is testing samples from 14 people, 3 of whom died. There is suspicion of bird flu and a potential cluster here.
(WHO says now there people were H5N1 negative, but may have had influenza).
No surprise here, bird flu outbreak in Southern Russia.
CIDRAP on the Russian outbreak. Note reference to potential new outbreaks in Hungary.
ProMed on Russian and Hungary. Note especially the mod comment on migratory birds--and other factors--that could be behind the spread of the disease.
Physician in Philippines says that people should not let the absence of cases distract them from the danger of bird flu.
Japan reports a third poultry outbreak.
Ukraine says it is taking special steps to prevent the spread of the bird flu.
Reuters fact box on the worldwide spread of bird flu.
GSK has filed its pre-pandemic vaccine in Europe. It is adjuvant-based.
Thailand has "changed" its bird flu strategy, though it is not clear to what.
Story on lab in Lincoln, NE that has developed a way to mass produce flu vaccine. This is, of course, a development that could save millions of lives.
A new fowl vaccine is being developed in Australia.
Company reports another vaccine effort for bird flu.
Thailand is considering building a vaccine factory.
Article in Bhutan says nation not taking bird flu threat lightly.