June 17 Flu UpdateA death in Togo is being attributed to H5N1, though lab tests are not completed.
Vietnam's PM is pushing for a stronger bird flu fight.
A bird in a market in Hong Kong is H5N1+
Helen Branswell on the new WHO regulations.
“We've been able to change the norm. Countries understand now that you can't hide infectious diseases and that it's honourable to report, even if it costs you money,” said Heymann, assistant director general for communicable diseases and the Geneva-based agency's pandemic preparedness czar.
Could one shot protect against all versions of the flu?
Excellent article from Eugene OR, imploring the community to be better prepared for bird flu.
Planning for a flu pandemic must be accelerated. As Springfield Fire Chief Murphy puts it, "Who says we get any longer to prepare than tomorrow or the day after?"