December 30 Flu UpdateA woman in Egypt has died of bird flu. She is the second death there in a week.
ProMed on Egypt. Note mod comment on the meaning of dormant.
An outbreak has occurred in Vietnam.
LTE in Indonesia criticizes government on virus sharing.
Excellent Effect Measure post, that says that WHO's statement that the virus hasn't mutated because of the lack of new cases is not supported by a knowledge of mutations. What you can't tell without looking at the actual RNA is whether the virus made some of the changes needed to be more transmissible, even if it didn't make all of them.
Pakistani finance document talks about financing poultry farming, including a discussion of the placement of labs in affected areas.
As always, Vietnam touts its vaccination efforts.