March 23 Flu UpdateThe UN, at least, says there is progress in the vaccine talks with Indonesia.
Saudi Arabia has its first avian outbreak with a single reported case in the eastern part of the kingdom.
Bangladesh also had its first outbreak. (CIDRAP reports--also includes news from Saudi Arabia and Myanmar).
Today's reports say Thailand is going to continue to share samples, contrary to some earlier reports (CIDRAP).
With avian outbreaks in the Pakistani capital, local law enforcement has been trained in handling and disposing of birds.
It is not lost on India that bird flu is all around them.
The Trust for America's Health estimates bird flu losses by state--and forecasts that the bird flu could cause a possible recession. The upshot is that the study says tourism states would be hit hardest--not a bad assumption. I've done something a little different here--I've linked to a Google search of this topic, because there are stories for many states.
The Philippines continue to insist that "strict" measures can control the bird flu.
McCook County, NE, wonders if we can ever be ready enough for bird flu.
Ontario has a public health authority doing bird flu planning.
Canada is investing $2 million in influenza drugs.
A pandemic flu seminar is slated for May in Joplin, MO.
Scientists are using grid computing to work on pandemic problems.