December 3 Flu UpdateBird flu outbreak in Romania.
CIDRAP on the Chinese man who died of bird flu.
Must read Revere post on Chinese case. Everyone agrees there probably are more cases there than we know about, but the route of exposure is not apparent in the cases we do know about. If you believe China's numbers, than transmissibility is low, and that's good. Except, it means that the case fatality rate really is as high as it appears now.
CIDRAP on Poland and Bangladesh. Note additional information about H5N1 turkeys being in the human food supply.
More on IT prep for a pandemic, as they continue to test scenarios. (One thing these guys seem to get is that when you test your system for a pandemic, you learn about your system in ways you can use even if there never is a pandemic).
Saudi Arabia says WHO is monitoring its bird flu response.
India asked the world to look for "low cost" means of fighting bird flu.
Also from India, education is identified as key to fighting bird flu.
The Oklahoma legislature is looking at the state's pandemic prep.
GPs in Ireland say that pandemic would have a "huge impact."