June 28 Flu UpdateIndonesia continues to say that it will use a human flu vaccine in July, and resists WHO's requests to build up a stockpile first.
ProMed on Togo, Bangladesh and the Czech Republic--note the possibility of a newly discovered outbreak in the latter country.
A German scientist says that the bird flu in Germany and the Czech Republic have the same source. (This is another shot in the fight over whether smuggling or wild birds spreads the bird flu).
Here's a local story on the outbreak in the Czech Republic. Note the subhead--"little risk to people"
ProMed has the OIE report from Germany.
Vietnam has spent $7.8M on avian flu vaccines this year.
A bird flu conference has kicked off at the (I swear to God) Tblisi Marriott.
Revere warns us again that we can't make flu policy based on headlines.
There is also a meeting in Rome.