March 12 Flu Update (Late)A 2o year old woman in Indonesia has bird flu.
ProMed on the Indonesian case. Get this: story says she was exposed when she "cleaned a spot where her neighbors had thrown dead chickens."
Over the past week, more bird flu cases have emerged in Afghanistan.
CIDRAP on the cases announced in Egypt and Indonesia.
ProMed on the latest new human cases, plus the WHO official case count.
ProMed with news (old) from China, Tibet and Afghanistan.
It appears a rough meeting was held in Vietnam to learn the lessons of last year's bird flu fight. If you will recall, Vietnam claimed to be flu free much of the year before the disease emerged again.
Deputy Minister Bui Ba Bong pointed the finger at the complacency of authorities and people in bird flu-hit provinces, saying their lax implementation of preventive measures was to blame.
Bong lambasted inefficient controls on the smuggling of infected fowl in border provinces, and admitted cold weather made for a ripe environment for the spread of the disease.
Kuwait continues to test Falcons in the zoo for bird flu.
Meanwhile, Hungary says it has cleared the nation of bird flu.
A Nigerian state has banned eggs from being imported.
A Japanese company has begun clinical trials of a flu drug in the US.
Bangladesh says migrating birds carry bird flu risk.
Fiji story on Pacific Island meeting on bird flu--no cases yet, but still at risk.