April 18 Flu UpdateMore follow up on the "China won't share samples" story.
Burma--we're talking Burma!--has been recognized for its bird flu action.
30 pigeons died in Bahrain, but it is not thought to be bird flu.
Revere weighs in on the FDA approved vaccine. Note that he mostly commented before on the inadequacy of this vaccine, and this is a basic follow up to that.
Kuwait says its bird flu outbreak was not caused by the illegal Falcon trade.
The local officials say there is no bird flu in Hyderabad.
The final report on the Suffolk situation is being published in Britain. Infected poultry from Hungary is expected to be the cause.
This VOA story says we can increase our vaccine capacity, but it doesn't say how.
This is an interesting tool...using a map in the Netherlands to determine where bird flu might spread among poultry.
Good flu summary run by paper in Toronto. Good mix of Spanish flu and current info.
Similar flu summary story from Egypt.
Yet another story from the Philippines pushing its bird flu measures. Seems to be one a day.
Manipur (NE India) held a bird flu education programm(e).
Finally, Gina Kolata of the New York Times was featured on their Science podcast. Her book is what got me hooked on the bird flu, so I was glad to hear her. One thing she says--that has been noted in recent studies--is that in 1918, the cities that acted quickly had the fewest problems. Let me say that in today's political times, and following the Swine flu situation, I don't believe cities will have the ability to take real, strong action until it is completely and totally obvious even to the most jaded observer that the situation is beyond hope. Which, I fear, will be too late.