August 28 Flu UpdateOK, here's the proof. Bird flu has gone human-human.
The chain of infection involved a 10-year-old boy who likely caught the virus from his 37-year-old aunt who had been exposed to dead poultry and chicken feces.
Researchers say the boy then probably passed the virus to his father."It went two generations and then just stopped, but it could have gotten out of control," said biostatistician Ira Longini, co-author of the study. "The world really may have dodged a bullet with that one, and the next time we might not be so lucky."
Clinical trials begin on DNA vaccine.
More news from Germany. The birds were kept indoors.
Revere blogs on a test for flu that could predict prognosis, and be used to triage scare medical resources.
The Journal of Wildlife Diseases has a supplement on avian flu. ProMed has the abstracts.
Vietnam says it has gone to "great lengths" to contain bird flu.
The UAE also has launched prep for the bird flu.
The Philippines have set up some more flu monitoring stations.