November 30 Flu UpdateWHO says bird flu remains entrenched in six countries.
CIDRAP has this report as well.
Nabarro said H5N1 is being "continuously transmitted" in at least half the districts of Indonesia, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report .
"Intensive control efforts—including vaccination of poultry—are being mounted in these settings [countries where the virus is entrenched] to get the disease under control and eliminate outbreaks when they occur," the UN said. "Under present conditions, most other countries are able to control outbreaks when they occur in other settings."
Reuters quoted the report as saying, "Outbreaks are being detected more rapidly and the response is more effective. However, animal health services are still substandard in most countries—they lack necessary regulatory frameworks, budgets, laboratory capacity and implementation of biosecurity measures."
Revere blogs all this, saying that some people are tired of hearing about the need to prepare, which has been going on for years. When does a new record play?
Romania says it has determined it has no bird flu on a farm but is testing....you guessed it....a cat.
More culling in Saudi Arabia, where outbreaks continue.
More on the source of infection in Britain--Telegraph notes that they don't know, so migratory birds cannot be ruled out.
Vietnam is turning its attention to bird flu and its duck population.
Azerbaijan reports an absence of bird flu.
Wild story of Irish man who is deaf and had suspected bird flu symptoms while in SE Asia.