March 11 Flu UpdateA Chinese expert says the virus is mutating, and it a bigger threat to humans.
Are there human H5N1 cases in Hong Kong?
A computer model is pointing the way to fighting the bird flu pandemic in a city....
And in each of the simulations run for the city of 8.6 million people, a rational use of preemptive household antivirals combined with a consistent program aimed at reducing human contact helped contain the spread of disease. The key, the researchers said, lay in timely initiation of a pandemic plan that included shuttering schools.
Reuters has this story, too.
Some civets have died in Vietnam.
India is holding night raids to catch recalcitrant poultry farmers who won't turn their birds over.
Revere blogs yesterday's news that the seasonal flu was worse than expected, partly due to mismatched vaccine.
ProMed with reports on numerous countries.
The National Egg Council in India is looking for an investigation into how bird flu returned to West Bengal.
Surveillance is also going on in other parts of India.