December 10 Flu UpdateThis goes in the grain of salt category, but Pakistan claims to have a small cluster of human-human transmission flu.
Three suspected cases of human-to-human transmission of bird flu virus have been detected in North West Frontier Province (NWFP), sources told The Post on Monday.
Of these three cases, two people died and the Ministry of Health has collected samples to determine the cause of their deaths.
Meanwhile, the Chinese "cluster" is not confirmed human-human transmission, according to the Chinese.
ProMed has this story as well. A report has identified what appears to be a common infection source for the man and his son. Mod CP says this negates the possibility of human-human transmission.
This report caused some commentary on the ProMed list, which is listed here.
A second case in China has been reported.
With two cases in China near Hong Kong, protection measures are being increased.
Meanwhile, China warns about winter and spring outbreaks.
Just a note: I think the outbreaks in Poland are more serious than people know.
Pigeons will not be culled in Saudi Arabia during pilgrimage.
A cull has left British company with no organic turkeys for Christmas.
However, the bird flu scare has not dented holiday demand in the UK.
In Nigeria, they are fumigating poultry markets to protect against flu in advance of festivals.
Major financial losses in Poland due to culls.
UK government is attacked for blaming outbreak on wild birds.
GE and Novavax are partnering to develop a new, faster way to manufacture vaccine.
Columbia University works on pandemic prep.
Local planning for flu is taking place in Massachusetts.
Fiji's plan is in place.
Pittsfield, ME, paper looks at a new focus on animal diseases.
Revere is disappointed in his colleagues in the scientific community. As they debate the migratory bird issue, they are focused more on property rights than answering answerable questions that are vital to public health.