November 8 Flu UpdateRevere with the most important story of the day. A recent study shows that H5N1 can mutate to be Tamiflu resistant without becoming a less effective organism.
If you're familiar with the Indonesian virus situation, you know that the battle over who owns virus samples has gone back and forth, and is important for international health. I saw this, and I couldn't believe it. Indonesia wants samples they sent back. I kid you not. (Link courtesy of Crofsblog. Its very difficult to link to the Jakarta Post.)
Bird flu continues to spread in Vietnam.
proMed on Vietnam.
proMed on the Korean who died in Vietnam of suspicious symptoms, but unlikely to be bird flu, in my own opinion.
Manipur, India declares itself bird flu free.
I think this is interesting, could a call center help during a pandemic.
A bird flu vaccine is ready----for monkeys.
Editorial in student paper at the University of Nevada Las Vegas gives an excellent education on the challenge of communicable diseases.
The Red Cross in Tallahassee held a pandemic rehearsal.
Pacific Island countries hold a bird flu workshop.
Article uses Bali's battles with bird flu to illustrate how the disease works.