April 16th Flu UpdateA new study says that new strains of the bird flu have emerged.
CIDRAP on the latest from Bangladesh and Cambodia, where outbreaks are now being "reported" in the area where the girl died earlier in the week.
CIDRAP also on yesterday's Branswell report on China's lack of sample sharing.
Revere also weighs in on this one with an excellent post, lauding Branswell and roasting the Chinese.
Continuing news of the spread of bird flu across Bangladesh.
More news with concern inside Bangladesh.
Egypt is allocating $40-$42M to fight bird flu.
Normal high quality post from Revere about what you think when the communications minister in Nigeria makes sweeping claims about avian influenza.
In India, poultry in 10 regions are "under surveillance."
There seems to be a lot of bird flu in poultry in Nigeria, so I wouldn't be surprised to hear of more human cases there. There is a categorical and arrogant quality to this denial which makes me uncomfortable. At the very least they need some instruction in risk communication.
Or maybe communication isn't the object here.
Saudi Arabia's recent blanket statement on bird flu is cited in ProMed.
The US is "teaming up" with Indonesia to help fight the bird flu at its source--poultry.
Duchess County, NY, has actually mailed flu info to people in its community, something I have not seen very many reports of.
Excellent article in Commentary magazine about how our society is increasingly vulnerable to infectious disease--and its social side effects.
Hong Kong is now apparently importing poultry from Britain, but not from Suffolk.
Purdue University (in Indiana) is preparing for a pandemic on its campus.