January 1 Flu UpdateEgypt is working harder on flu after recent deaths.
ProMed on Egypt, noting that claims that the disease is spreading despite mass vaccination are not valuable until more is known about how vaccination was done.
Also, why the 100% fatality in Egypt when in the past there has been success treating the disease there. (Note mod comment below, illustrating just how confounding this problem is and how hard it is to develop a fact base.)
The 100 percent mortality rate for the 4 cases reported during the past week, in contrast to the more favourable outcomes achieved by the Egyptian Health Ministry previously is being attributed to delayed diagnosis (in part due to reluctance of patients to come forward for treatment) and consequent late initiation of Tamiflu treatment, rather than to any increased virulence of the H5N1 virus.
South Vietnam has had an outbreak in Geese.
DHS says the "last mile" is where trouble would start in telecom during a pandemic.
This is very funny.....drunken man causes panic claiming he has bird flu.