February 12 Flu UpdateThe biggest story today is that a young woman has bird flu in Indonesia, and her Mother was diagnosed last week. (CIDRAP reports)
There's also bird flu in Laos.
Hong Kong disinfected its markets after bird flu scare.
Bangladesh says simple rules will keep bird flu at bay.
In West Bengal, bird flu measures are being relaxed.
Interesting story about flu in Indonesia, where a patient is said to have numerous false negatives from local medical authorities.
Nasrudin was diagnosed with gastric pain at a public health center and with dengue fever at a public clinic before being diagnosed with dengue fever, typhoid fever and lung disease at Tangerang's Bhakti Asih Hospital on Jan. 24.
The following day, the 33-year-old was thought to be displaying the symptoms of bird flu. He was referred to an avian influenza ward at Persahabatan Hospital in East Jakarta.
Two hours after it was confirmed Nasrudin was suffering from bird flu, he died.
India accepts US help after three weeks.
Flu is now Tamiflu resistant in Canada.
Revere writes about a JAMA article on a key dilemma in pandemic planning.
This is the dilemma. Community resilience enhances overall outcome but social distancing is advocated for individual protection. Middaugh observes there is little scientific support for some of the recommendations, other than they seem like common sense. But might each person acting in what they think is his or her own interest actually be worse off because the community is weaker?