May 30 Flu UpdateIndonesia reports its second bird flu death in less than two weeks.
The news from Vietnam is not good. Bird flu threatens to rage out of control in birds, though the most recent human case is improving. Note WHO is not alarmed.
ProMed on the spread of flu in Vietnam.
WHO on the sick soldier in China--note no known contact with sick poultry.
Contrary to the stories that say flu is subsiding, this from Boston Globe reminds everyone the flu marches on and is a persistent foe.
"We're clearly getting a sense that there's fatigue after several years of reporting this disease," said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy at the University of Minnesota.
"I'm very concerned."
Indonesia says Baxter is taking its new vaccine right to the source of the problem...Indonesia.
More on a mild flu pandemic (Wales).
Canary in the mine--sick healthcare worker in Wales.
A second farm in Wales is cleared of bird flu.
A starling in Holland is being tested for bird flu.
More on NZ flu exercises--things are said to have gone well.
Azerbaijan is starting up its bird flu surveillance this Fall.
Study says more than 3 million businesses in UK are at risk for "melt down" if a pandemic strikes.
Maybe they should sign up here! CIDRAP is holding a pandemic planning workshop for business.