July 29 Flu UpdateThere is a potential human case near the outbreak in India (warning: these are often dead ends).
The Punjab government has set up a panel to monitor bird flu from the recent outbreak there.
More chickens died in Manipur, but the cause of death is undetermined.
Sri Lanka has banned poultry imports from India.
The poultry worker who died in India died of consumption of chemicals.
There is also a new outbreak in Myanmar.
Readers in the Philippines protest the "inhumane" culling of birds due to H5N1 "scare."
Revere with an excellent take on the recent study about what people would do--themselves--during a pandemic. Point is, we worry about when we close schools. In fact, people might quit showing up anyway. Put that in your computer model.
ProMed has an abstract from an article that says that the African H5N1 sublineages follow migratory pathways and are based on the Turkey virus and a WHO-approved vaccine strain.