January 25 Flu UpdateWHO confirms deaths in Vietnam and Indonesia.
The Bird Flu is said to be getting worse in Bangladesh.
Thailand has a new avian outbreak.
W. Bengal, India, says it did not delay fighting bird flu (my note: this will just underscore that the usual petty bickering will continue to be a feature of a pandemic).
Authorities are fervently trying to prevent bird flu from reaching Calcutta.
ProMed looks at news from Indonesia and Vietnam, and also looks at the possibility of swallows as flu vectors.
The UN says bird flu remains a global threat at global conference.
CIDRAP has this as well...noting that the virus continues to have pandemic potential.
Effect Measure blogs this as well. Note that no one claims to know the answers, but Revere wonders why we wouldn't take action based on those who say a pandemic could happen.
Some mutual aid between states is designed to help fight the bird flu in India.
Raising the spectre of viral resistance, docs in US are continuing to prescribe old antivirals against standards. (CIDRAP)
China confirms father-son flu transmission.
Earlier this week we learned that WHO was tracking flu viruses. Note here via ProMed is a link to the resulting document.