January 4 Flu UpdateThere's a new outbreak in Western China.
Excellent article in Egypt criticizes government awareness efforts to fight bird flu.
ProMed on Israel (kindergartners did not come into contact with birds), Bangladesh outbreak and China outbreak, see above. Note ProMed correction to Israel post here.
ProMed with news from Egypt and Pakistan.
Article says bird flu absent from headlines, but still a threat.
CIDRAP on the recent "universal flu vaccine" announcement from the UK.
However, ACAM-FLU-A is a recombinant vaccine linked to a hepatitis B core that targets M2e, a conserved region of all influenza A strains, the company said.
Excellent Revere posts looks at UK article on living at risk which employs a popular fairy tale metaphor. To which Revere says....
Instead of preparing for an imagined Big Bad Wolf, why not do as the wisest of the Three Little Pigs did, build a strong brick house that will protect us against the Wolf, the Wolf's cousins and the worst of bad weather as well.
Chattanooga officials say that area is prepared for bird flu.
Testing in Nebraska yields no evidence of bird flu there.
Bird flu wrecks the cockfighting season in Puerto Rico.
Letter to Editor to Jakarta Post says that the country must focus on prevention.
Article about vet lab at Kansas State.