July 30 Flu UpdateThere is a new human case in Vietnam.
The UAE has banned bird imports from India.
Indian official says no human cases
Burma has reported more avian outbreaks.
Usual high quality Helen Branswell reporting...she says that scientists are considering exposing healthy people to people with flu to see how it spreads.
There are problems with a Thai company in Pakistan. Get this:
The Pakistan Poultry Association (Punjab Zone) has demanded of the government to cancel the agreement with a Thai firm producing poultry products in the country, as most of it is infected with bird flu.
DEFRA in UK continues to monitor for bird flu.
A US Scientist tells a conference that they may be paying too much attention to migratory birds when looking for H5N1.
Marra, a research scientist with the National Zoo’s Migratory Bird Center, said he believes officials should be paying closer attention to poultry flocks and imported pet birds as possible vectors for avian flu. To date, the H5N1 strain of avian flu has not been found in the U.S.
"Yes, I believe [migratory birds] are contributing, but I believe we have to look at these other pathways," Marra told attendees of the Association of Field Ornithologists’ annual meeting being held at UMaine.
Vietnam says bird and pig flu are dying down in Vietnam.
Local bird flu exercise held in Maryland.
Article from the Caribbean aims to educate on the real threat of avian flu.
Reporters from Mongolia are learning how to cover bird flu.