December 28 Flu Updateannnnnnndddddd, we're back.
Two new human cases of bird flu in Egypt.
WHO finds one case of h2h transmission, but no mutation in the virus. Correctly, they state:
"There is no suggestion that the virus has changed into a form that poses a broader risk," WHO spokesman John Rainford told AFP. "If that had been the case, we would have witnessed more cases of human transmission."
CIDRAP on a new confirmed death in Vietnam, and the Egypt cases.
There is also a new avian outbreak in Myanmar.
Revere with an interesting post, defending the right of people to interpret data as they see fit, but not question the veracity of professionals risking their own safety in the field.
Time Magazine says a bird flu vaccine is a Top 10 medical breakthrough for 2007.
In Vietnam, they held an airport drill to prepare for further outbreaks.
Avian outbreak in Bangladesh, commence culling.
Bahrain has mapped out a plan to fight bird flu.
Philippines announces new steps to fight bird flu.
A bird flu workshop is planned for North Carolina.