February 5 Flu UpdateChock full of info in this story. 12-year old girl died of bird flu in Egypt. Her initial tests were (wait for it) negative, so she may not have received Tamiflu...and her strain might or might not be resistant anyway.
Bird flu in British Turkeys leads to lower share prices for American chickens. Go figure.
Russia has banned the import of poultry from the UK.
Conversely, Brits are still eating turkey.
Of course, the ultimate question...where did it come from.
ProMed: Britain spawns precautions in Norway and the Netherlands, and a possible new outbreak in Russia.
CIDRAP rounds around the world, including a new outbreak in Japan.
ABC News reports that US hospitals are unprepared for a pandemic surge (personal note: of all the unknowns in this field, this is something I am sure of)
With a 60% fatality rate, physicians are looking to new options, trying to find something that will stem the tide of death.
Local op-ed piece on bird flu in Nigeria.
Malaysia says that the it does not restrict travel from countries stricken with bird flu.
Japan is conducting exercises to deal with human bird flu.
In Ireland, the Derry City Council is being trained to bury dead bodies in a pandemic.
New Zealand says its pandemic prep is among the best in the world.
The Welsh say their bird flu plan is ready, too.
CIDRAP reports on its business summit...says businesses are becoming more aware of bird flu threat.
Revere...eating undercooked poultry can lead to salmonella....or H5N1. Yet, people still get salmonella. Draw your own conclusions.