March 14 Flu UpdateBird flu (no type yet) found in Edinburgh Scotland.
There's a dead bird in Hong Kong with H5N1.
Vietnam is cordoning off areas were bird flu has been found.
Vietnam is also planning closer surveillance.
ProMed on India, Vietnam and Bangladesh.
Nepal: Bird flu "nothing to fear now."
Why do people say stuff like this? Indian official says the state is "safe" from bird flu.
Official government report from India.
Lakewood CO cable station wins award for bird flu program.
CIDRAP reports on a model pandemic plan that HHS has for the states.
Physician publishing in the SF Chronicle has practical advice--flu vaccinations for children protect us all.
The greatest benefit, however, will be an indirect one: less influenza circulating in our communities. Children are an important reservoir for the virus; they can be infected with it and transmit it to others without getting sick or being only mildly ill themselves. Vaccinating them will reduce not only their own risk of illness but the risk of everyone they encounter.