October 1 Flu UpdateA 21-year old man has died of bird flu in Indonesia.
ProMed on this death. Note that there are 107 reported cases in Indonesia and 87 deaths. Note this:
The several suspected cases in West Java and Ria reported in "Avian influenza, human (131): Indonesia 20070924.3168" have not been confirmed so far.
China has banned poultry imports from Canada.
The USDA did something similar, and it caused problems for some hunters.
Meanwhile, the University of Saskatchewan is planning a bird flu center.
Bird flu is blamed for a shortage of eggs for Ramadan.
Freshmen at Washington State were all given the Gina Kolata book on the bird flu. (The book that got me interested in avian influenza).
A flu exercise is scheduled for Salem, IL.