March 14 Flu UpdateThere's a new case in Egypt. A 10-year old girl has bird flu.
The FDA has announced a new pandemic plan. It will, in part, attempt to figure out how to test for bird flu in the food supply.
CIDRAP has this on the FDA plan, including more on food safety proposals.
CIDRAP also on yesterday's announcement that Indonesia is holding out for a vaccine sharing agreement.
Effect Measure on yesterday's story on the ability to stretch the stockpile by using adjuvants, combining one vaccine with another, etc.
You remember there was a scare when three Australian scientists working with bird flu were feared to have contracted the disease. Tests were negative.
Green Valley AZ is holding bird flu meetings to show they take a pandemic seriously.
Special bird flu measures created in Myanmar.
The USDA and the UN are going to pool knowledge on a variety of issues, including bird flu.
Middlebury College (VT) is preparing a pandemic plan.
ProMed on the migratory bird debate, which seems to be tilting away from migration, from what I can see. Note the mod comment:
One should never say "never", but the authors' comment that "the risk and probably the frequency of intercontinental virus transfer inthis region are relatively low" would seem to be cautiously on the high side, that is, the risk is probably negligible. - Mod.MHJ, JW
ProMed also has news from Afghanistan, and a search for some obscure data from Djibouti.