October 19 Flu UpdateVietnam urges locals to be on guard for bird flu.
CIDRAP on the WHO patent story.
Because of pandemic prep, poultry farmers in the UK have accelerated approval to build chicken coops.
History is a guide in pandemic planning in South Dakota.
At the University of Iowa, a Bush Homeland Security official talked pandemic.
Children, who are "super-spreaders" of viruses, should be targeted for prevention efforts. Kids not only shed more flu virus, but they also maintain less personal space than adults. Children and elderly people also suffer more with most flu viruses, he said.
Illinois County brags about being on the CIDRAP best practices website.
St. Louis will look at 1918 and 2007-8 with a bird flu public forum.
Arkansas is joining other areas which are using seasonal flu shots as a test drive for bird flu.