June 14 Flu UpdateThere is a new bird flu death in Indonesia. He is said to have slaughtered sick chickens and ate them.
Bird flu breaks out in Central Vietnam.
Ag Minister in Vietnam is ordering bird flu shots for ALL poultry in the country.
Malaysian official says chickens did not die of H5N1.
Helen Branswell on vaccine makers offering vaccine to WHO.
Revere notes that as countries promise vaccine to Indonesia, they don't address the key problem...there is no surge capacity to produce vaccine for anyone.
US and Vietnam have an initiative to fight pandemic influenza.
OIE report from Myanmar.
HHS takes community input on pandemic prep. (CIDRAP)
Greg Dworkin, MD, who took part in the leadership summit and is one of 13 experts who have led the blog discussions, told reporters he lauds the HHS for offering such an open live and online forum. The sometimes heated blog postings over the past weeks show there are many interested people who want good information from a federal source on individual and family preparedness, said Dworkin, founding editor of the FluWiki Web site and chief of pediatric pulmonology at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn.
Vical has grant to develop DNA-based vaccine. (IMO, long-term these new approaches have a lot of potential).
A World Bank meeting was held in Africa to discuss bird flu.