March 21 Flu UpdateWHO describes itself as "scurrying" to get a bird flu vaccine agreement. Is there a reason for the urgency?
The strain of bird flu circulating in Thailand is amantadine resistant. This is important because WHO has recommended a combo amantadine-Tamiflu treatment regimen in some cases.
The ubiquitous "Reuters Box" on the global spread of flu.
Promed on the recent human cases in Egypt and Indonesia (reported in yesterday's update).
The UK Department of Health has released a bird flu strategic framework for bird flu.
More on Florida refusing bird flu help. (I wonder if this will generate five comments like the story on Sunday did).
Egypt has allocated funds for vaccinating birds against the flu.
Montana waterfowl are not carrying H5N1.
This article says that the global poultry industry is responsible for bird flu.
In Kaliningrad, they are shooting wild birds to try and keep the bird flu under control.
Myanmar culled 1,000 birds after a new outbreak.
I've avoided this story--the one that has people in Japan (is it always Japan or am I wrong?) where people are having reactions to Tamiflu and committing suicide, etc. I run it here because it was in Time and could be an excuse for Georgia and Florida to not purchase their Tamiflu.
In Hong Kong, there is a human case of the milder H9N2.
ProMed has this story.