July 16 Flu UpdateMore avian outbreaks in the Czech Republic.
The man who died in Thailand had pneumonia, not H5N1.
A lot people look at the cytokine storm as the flu's real killer, and the best chance to reverse the disease. CIDRAP has a recent study that says, not so fast.
Togo received 1 million doses of flu "vaccine"
Bird experts are meeting at the University of Maine (Cradle of Ornithologists), and flu is on the agenda.
WHO moves ahead with its vaccine stockpile plan.
Yesterday, we noted that the British Health ministry is warning that birds will migrate to Britain from countries where there is flu. On ProMed, the Mod notes that if that happens, several other countries will see the flying birds first.
From a microbiology journal, there is the news that mammals transmit some flu strains better than others.
UNICEF in Indonesia is supporting bird flu programming.