January 14 Flu UpdateWoman died of bird flu in Indonesia. She died at home after leaving the hospital AMA. They are said to have had chickens in their back yard.
CIDRAP has this as well. Note also that the most recent case is still on a respirator.
Finally, ProMed, including the grim stats behind the story.
Bird flu found in Bengal, India. Culling to begin.
Bill Gates is putting $39M into flu protection.
The ACLU wants to know in pandemic plans threaten civil liberties.
The ACLU said it was worried that the plan called for military and police involvement in enforcing a quarantine.
Revere notes that this is not completely far-fetched, and that most experts say quarantines won't work anyway.
CIDRAP also has last week's big story on new understanding on how flu binds to human tissue.
"This study was what was needed to put together what type of sialic acids the influenza viruses bind to and what was really available for binding within the respiratory tract," Nicholls told CIDRAP News via e-mail. "As a note of caution, the analysis of what glycans are present in the respiratory tract has been done on cells grown in culture . . . and the question arises to what extent these represent normal human adult and paediatric trachea and bronchi, so clearly we need to move from this in vitro model to the in vivo setting."
The Dominican Republic says bird flu is under control.
Note: according to this, it will take a few days for H5N1 to be confirmed.
Azerbaijan is soliciting proposals for bird flu education.
Fox News dude takes victory lap now that bird flu's "real" experts have said it was over-hyped.
CIDRAP's best practices looks at bird flu measures being employed along the Mexican border in Texas.