June 13 Flu UpdateVietnam believes that low poultry vaccination rates in Southern Vietnam put the region at risk for more outbreaks.
CIDRAP on the two cases in Vietnam, reported yesterday. Also, quarantining continues in Malaysia.
There are some inconsistencies in the data from Vietnam. ProMed wants them clarified.
So noted: pandemic in Malaysia could effect 7 million.
US flu conference is held. Secretary Leavitt delivers the right message. Don't let the media guard done, and don't forget you are on your own in the first days.
ProMed reports on Egypt.
WHO says that bird flu samples must be shared.
David Heymann, assistant director-general for communicable diseases at the WHO, said bird flu virus samples are tradable goods and must be treated as such by drug companies and industrialized countries.
Drug companies are contributing virus to an international stockpile as part of efforts to show that poor countries are being helped.
OIE report in Malaysia.
CIDRAP has this story as well....note a three year delivery schedule for promised vaccine.
EU has approved a cell based vaccine--potentially a vital improvement in vaccine technology.
If you have noticed, there has been lots of new flu news recently. Revere comments.
As the Organization of the Islamic Conference meets, Muslim countries are thought to be at special risk for bird flu.
Three leading OIC states - Indonesia, Egypt and Turkey - are already among the world’s worst-hit countries.
There is a new avian outbreak in Myanmar.
The Caymans are now increasing their surveillance program.
The Center for Consumer Freedom says bird flu fear won't go away, "but should."
Forgot to prepare for the pandemic? Maryland County will remind you with wallet cards.
Alabama County is preparing for the bird flu, too.
No bird flu detected in Virginia surveillance.
A house crow is tested for bird flu in Hong Kong.