March 8 Flu UpdateIn South Korea, there's a new avian outbreak and a "suspected" case.
There's a fresh outbreak in Afghanistan.
Helen Branswell writes on the GSK vaccine...drift protection means it could be stockpiled.
Dr. Theresa Tam of the Public Health Agency of Canada said the results are encouraging, but they don't yet prove giving a person one dose of H5N1 vaccine in advance of a pandemic would protect the person against serious illness or death.
The EU has a report that says it is the best prepared in the world...and it won't be ready for three years.
CIDRAP with the world report, including Laos and China's denial.
Roche has given all 5,300 of its US employees Tamiflu in case a pandemic breaks out.
ProMed with news from a number of countries---only new report is from Iran, which has some suspected Avian flu cases.
ProMed with its promised analysis of the flu emerging from Guangdong. Notes some quibbles, but says it does identify this province as ground zero for disease control measures.
The BBC reports that food passed through the British turkey farm while bird flu was there.
Dr. Robin Robinson of HHS will speak at a flu summit next week.
Dubai remains vigilant against the bird flu.
Intellectual Property Watch says that the Indonesian stance is trouble for the patenting of medicines.
A Pro-Poultry site has a bird flu educational handbook.
The Flathead City-County Health Department in Montana says their pandemic plan keeps improving.
Baker University in Kansas held a pandemic summit for its school. They have a task force working on the issue.
In Columbia, MO, local people know they will have to be self-reliant in a pandemic.
Promed with the low-down on bar headed goose breeding.
Effect Measure on plans in Indonesia to continue to study bird flu in cats.