November 15 Flu UpdateA second outbreak in Britain is feared.
Economist talks, as always, realistically and in an informed sense about how bird flu could effect British poultry, given the stubborn nature of animal diseases.
Barbados has banned UK poultry.
Workers near the outbreak in Saudi Arabia have tested negative.
Meanwhile, 50,000 birds have been culled.
Bird flu is also back in Bangladesh.
WHO meeting is coming up to rebuild virus sharing system worldwide.
It is unclear whether the Geneva meeting will make enough progress towards setting up such a system to get Indonesia sending samples again. But "we need to know what is happening to the Indonesian virus," says Dave Heymann, head of flu at the WHO.
In Hong Kong, a health official is inspecting bird reserves to check on surveillance measures.
Revere on recent research that casts doubt on the idea you need Tamiflu within 48 hours of infection to have the drug be effective.
A Seniors Group in Illinois will hear about bird flu at its dinner meeting.