November 7 Flu UpdateOutbreak kills 590 ducks in Vietnam.
There is flooding in Vietnam, which always raises bird flu concerns.
A Korean man died of suspected bird flu in Southern Vietnam. (Note: this is unlikely to actually be bird flu).
The US government has pledged $10.5M to Vietnam for bird flu fight.
Interesting...federal government discusses telework--and a pandemic is one reason why.
David Nabarro points out bird flu trouble spots.
He says the virus continues to spread in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam in Asia, and Egypt and Nigeria in Africa.
A Vietnamese officials claims the flu vaccine is working.
Uganda says its going to keep bird flu outbreaks more secret.
Meanwhile, Indonesia is still not sharing flu samples.
A communicable disease conference in Vietnam covers bird flu.
Blog on Nature asks if you're going to be lucky when the US hands out vaccines.
Gina Kolata of the New York Times (who wrote the book that turned me on to the flu) spoke at Washington State.
Throughout her discussion, Kolata compared the 1918 pandemic to modern concerns. She spoke about the hysteria the United States was involved in after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Among the list of potential disasters were the Avian Bird Flu, bioterrorism threats and anthrax scares.
“Flu isn’t the only biological threat which the government worries about,” Kolata said.