August 1 Flu UpdateHelen Branswell weighs in with the big story of the day. International delegates are meeting in Singapore mto discuss how to handle virus sharing in the future. Here is the salient paragraph:
But rather than hailing the meeting as a way to break the troubling logjam, some scientists and public health officials are watching with trepidation, worrying the process may hinder the way research into influenza and other infectious diseases is conducted.
CIDRAP also has this story.There is a fresh outbreak of flu in Myanmar.
ProMed on the outbreak in Myanmar.
Thailand is concerned about flu outbreaks on its borders.
This might be interesting. We talk about quarantine and isolation--here, NEJM looks at the legal use of these terms in drug resistant TB.
Australia is providing support to SE Asia in fight against bird flu.