January 18 Flu UpdateAn eight year old boy died of the bird flu in Indonesia.
Effect Measure looks at the NEJM article, which summarizes what is known about bird flu. Pretty much assigned reading for flu junkies. Note especially that the report notes that there is no evidence that mild cases are being misdiagnosed, leaving a shockingly virulent virus.
The outbreak in India is a big deal there....minister uses the word "grave concern."
There are also some recriminations, as leaders are said to have missed "telltale" signs more than a month ago.
Internet rumors to the contrary, India says the capital is safe.
The New York Times also has a little update on the turmoil caused in India.
CIDRAP summarizes news from around the world.
So does ProMed. Note that reference in mod comment to a normal seasonal surge.
ProMed also looks at Iran...note mod comment on confusion over dates.
A bird flu summit will be held in Bali later this year.
Labs in Thailand are testing birds for the bird flu.
CIDRAP on ACLU concerns over pandemic plan.
Disaster exercise in Florida includes flu.