April 11 Flu UpdateA teenage girl died of bird flu in Egypt.
Despite culling, restrictions on bird movement, and others measures, bird flu is racing ahead in Bangladesh. (I don't believe any country has had outbreaks like this without having multiple human outbreaks).
ProMed on Pakistan and Indonesia. Note mod comment that Indonesian outbreaks are occurring many miles apart.
Even though there have been no outbreaks, Russia is NOT going to stop preventing bird flu.
Border areas of India are on special alert for bird flu.
Florida's legislature refuses to set aside funds for Tamiflu.
Dubai reports that 35% of people will be infected if flu pandemic starts.
Another province in Philippines reports it is ready for the bird flu
Very interesting post from Revere. The story is out on statins potentially interfering with the cytokine storm that plays a major role in flu lethality. Good thing is that statins are available as generic, plentiful with production capacity, and not toxic, so they can be taken as a preventive measure. Interesting post.
Washburn County, WI, is told that every family can prepare for a pandemic.
We have a new entry in the flu blogosphere--Bird (Flu) Droppings from the UK. Check it out.
Finally, from CIDRAP. There are a couple webinars coming up.
First, tonight, Dr. Osterholm will be participating in a forum sponsored by the Council on Foreign Affairs, one of the first "establishment" organizations to raise the alarm on bird flu.
On April 27, CIDRAP will also hold a webinar for HR professionals.