March 30 Flu UpdateTemperature goes up, bird flu goes down in Bangladesh.
Vietnam is importing bird flu (avian) vaccine from China.
Interview with flu expert who has been saying the bird flu can be stopped with good surveillance.
Revere blogs this article in an excellent post. Key words: "Trust is not transitive."
Yi Guan is a genuine expert in the virology of H5N1 and an expert in the Art of Surveillance as we now practice it. Surveillance is of supreme importance in global preparation to face a potential pandemic with a very dangerous virus. But just because it is his opinion that the hammer he wields will hit all the nails on the head doesn't mean that a good hammer is even close to being a sufficient tool even under the best of circumstances.
In Vietnam, they're calling on district leaders to get tougher on poultry smuggling.