April 15 Flu UpdateHelen Branswell, as always, with the right story. With all the concern over Indonesia sharing samples, what about China? This is a must read.
Cambodia appears to be indicating there are more outbreaks there.
But as Indonesia loudly objected, Asia’s giant quietly continued to hoard viruses that influenza experts need to monitor changes in the dangerous H5N1 family.
China has not shared human H5N1 virus samples since early 2006, the World Health Organization has confirmed.
Here's the OIE report on Cambodia.
Saudi Arabia says there is no risk of a pandemic there.
Bird flu education has reached Thai schools.
Bangladesh is talking compensation for those who have been impacted by bird flu.
Karim said the government would provide taka 70 for each chicken culled since the detection of avian flu on March 23 and the money will be released soon "to bring the demoralised farmers back to the industry".
This story in India tells how drug companies are running to the ramparts to develop vaccines and therapies.
The Chilton (Alabama) EMA is preparing for the worst.