March 21 Flu UpdateThree new avian cases of flu were detected in Kuwait.
There's a fresh bird flu outbreak in Burma/Myanmar
ProMed on recent outbreaks.
This case clearly concerns WHO--they are calling for stronger controls in this country.
An alert reader sent this along....there is now free software that will help a hospital predict mass casualties in its neighborhood.
A Buffalo company is being paid millions to produce the flu virus (I thought it happened naturally! Just kidding).
The Japanese say Tamiflu is inappropriate for teenagers.
Vietnam will start producing bird flu vaccines this year (for birds).
Thailand is standing with Indonesia on its vaccine stand off with WHO.
CIDRAP says WHO is meeting with Asian nations on the vaccine question.
Revere notes that all this argument is about a vaccine that won't even begin to have sufficient supplies for the world.
Vietnam reminds of the need for diligence, despite "temporary" absence of bird flu.
An isolation ward has been established at a hospital in Bahrain--it has 16 beds.
The H9N2 case in Hong Kong is putting increasing pressure on the country to ban live poultry markets.
The US has provided bird flu equipment to Vietnam.
Philippines vows to continue to fight bird flu.
It's all for the kids--Philippines announce that bird flu protections protect children first.
ProMed says Laos outbreak was related to cock fighting.