August 19 Flu UpdateA housemaid has died of bird flu in Indonesia. No clear source of infection exists.
The maid's employers, Wahyu Proyato and Winda Amalia, who are residents of Perumnas II in Tangerang regency, said they had no idea how their maid contracted the virus because there were no fowl at their home or in the neighborhood.
In Vietnam, vets will be compensated for vaccinating fowl against bird flu.
Nebraska is rolling out avian testing to help farmers.
Bird flu investing tips from a skeptic.
You can hardly have missed the story that a Lancet report says adjuvants could stretch the bird flu vaccine. It has been everywhere. Here, Revere blogs it. Noting that results for the adjuvant are remarkable, he also cites a note in the article talking about modulating immune response (ie cytokine storm) as part of minimizing pandemic impact.
Aid for Italy is being used to build a SARS/bird flu institute in Vietnam.
Disaster responders in Massachusetts are given the low down on the potential for a pandemic.