August 21 Flu UpdateSorry we are late, blogger was down.
A 28 year old on Bali is dead. Bird flu is feared.
ProMed on this case as well.
Meanwhile, Indonesia says it sent the sample from the first death to WHO, to calm fears it had mutated into a human flu.
Indonesia says it will work with Japan on developing flu vaccine.
H5N1 is found in Pakistan. Culling commences.
CIDRAP on Pakistan.
At the big US-Canada-Mexico summit, the bird flu was discussed.
The price for culled birds is set in India.
Excellent Effect Measure post. Is the chance of a pandemic 3%...5%...20%. Point is, it doesn't matter, because any model assumes the future will match the past. Are you willing to bet your life that it will.
Monterey CA will hold a business summit on pandemics.
Signs of the future. They find H5N2 in Italy, and Russia bans Italian Poultry.
Sugar in a vaccine. Does it help?
Can the World of Warcraft teach us about how flu spreads?
Gabon is working with FAO to develop a plan to fight bird flu.
Singapore is planning a pilot bird flu project.
Helen Branswell writes on this, as well.
"Basically, I believe this is the next evolutionary step in infectious disease modelling, and this step must be realized as soon as possible, by epidemiologists joining forces with the game industry," said Balicer, who earlier this year made a similar argument in the pages of the journal Epidemiology.