June 4 Flu UpdateA Chinese soldier has died of bird flu. We reported he was sick a few days ago--and, in fact, I believe they felt he was responding to treatment. He died on Sunday.
CIDRAP on deaths in China and Vietnam. Neither is WHO confirmed.
A 15th province in Vietnam has bird flu.
There is no bird flu in Ghana in the Western Region.
No more human cases have been reported in Wales (H7N2).
ProMed with the WHO update on Wales.
As reported here earlier, the FDA issued guidelines for vaccine development, including an accelerated pathway.
Bird flu vaccine is being tested on humans in Indonesia.
Clinical trials are also planned in Singapore.
UNICEF workers are in Barbados are they are being warned of the importance of a rapid response to bird flu.
Physician op-ed column in LA Times educates people well on the risk of bird flu pandemic.
Interesting--study of docs shows that they don't believe a pandemic is likely...but they keep some antivirals around, just in case.
Novavax reports a positive clinical trial on bird flu vaccine.
ProMed on the story about avian vets being at greater risk...