February 4 Flu UpdateDr. Nabarro says the flu should not spread in Britain due to quick containment there, but that overall cases should be expected to spike in the coming weeks.
Nabarro said a recent spike in human deaths in Indonesia meant the country must do more to fight the virus despite improving its efforts in recent months, including the cull of backyard chickens in the capital last week.
Perhaps. The Guardian weighs in with this well-reasoned leader. However, note that the turkey farm did not report the disease for 48 hours.
From Britain, risk of disease to humans "very low."
Britain has widened the bird flu containment zone.
Now that H5N1 has hit Britain, people are asking if the country has enough drugs.
From Australia, a reminder that bird flu left the headlines, not the world.
Revere reviews the pandemic plan from CDC. Basically, it is positive, though it falls short of calling for the nation to rebuild its public health infrastructure.