June 11 Flu UpdateCIDRAP with the big news today...a 4 year old girl in Egypt has H5N1. And the patient from Vietnam was sent home after 10 days of Tamiflu treatments. Finally, Indonesia claims that there are no asymptomatic chickens.
Revere blogs about two stories which paint a picture of a poultry industry preparing for a pandemic in a serious manner. One is on consumer attitudes toward eating poultry during a pandemic--the other is on the how to kill chickens really, really fast. He doubts anyone really cares how the chicken gets killed.
The private sector in Malaysia is now being urged to develop a contingency plan.
There is culling in Nigeria.
More quarantining in Malaysia.
Swedish scientists are in Thailand, testing anti-virals at different doses and sequences.
Vietnam indicates its continued faith in poultry vaccinations.
Four countries in Africa have joined forces on the flu.
Indiana has 650,000 doses of Tamiflu.
People are not happy with the results of a pandemic exercise in Australia.
It is still a mystery how the Chinese soldier got sick.