Saturday, May 19, 2007

May 19 Flu Update

A day after WHO DG Margaret Chan called for China to be more open, they announce an avian outbreak. It is in Hunan, and 11,000 birds are reported dead.

Despite its grand announcement, it turns out Indonesia shared only three virus samples with WHO.

Indonesia continues to attempt to rally support for its vaccine plan.

A graduate of Southern Illinois College of Medicine returns home with the news...there will be a pandemic.

ProMed with a couple of articles on migratory birds, including one in Ghana where they insist migratory birds played a role.

ProMed also points us to a CIDRAP fact file with a first rate flu briefing.

From Malaysia, how to steer clear of the flu.