April 19 Flu UpdateHelen Branswell, again on the case, with WHO's new advice on treating bird flu. Recommendations included on corticosteroids, Tamiflu, etc.
Here is the link to the WHO recs.
Most of the noise in the system is from the report in Britain on the outbreak at the turkey farm in Suffolk. People are angry the company received a payout of that size.
The report apparently implicated Hungary. Hungary, in fact, denies the implication.
Birdlife notes that wild birds were "exonerated" in the Suffolk case.
CIDRAP notes that the cause is essentially undetermined in the Britain case.
Just imagine (if you will), what these headlines would look like in the event of an actual pandemic.
Effect Measure weighs in with its normal wise counsel on the CIDRAP article on grassroots pandemic prep.
ProMed weighs in on the Kuwaiti Falcon issue. Note excellent mod comment on how the disease might have gotten there.
A Pharma exec makes a speech in California about pandemic prep.
The Red Cross in Vietnam is spreading the word on the bird flu.
In Finland, a couple has been charged with violating bird flu restrictions by letting their geese go outside during migration season.
Article from local papers in Michigan on bird flu reaching US shores.
ABC news reports on Tamiflu and Relenza losing their punch for as flu virus adapts, with comments on implications for pandemic prep.