March 19 Flu UpdateA genetic study says that China was the source of bird flu. Which historically, it has always been.
Well, it was probably all a big mix up. A couple from Bangladesh got sick, in Toronto, and next thing you know there are media reports its bird flu.
Inaccurate reporting is blamed.
UK PM Gordon Brown says the biggest threat is bird flu, not terror.
Revere blogs the recent description of the bird flu in Indonesia as "critical."
So far this bird flu season is looking a lot like previous ones. That's bad because previous seasons all were freighted with the potential for disaster. So is this one.
CIDRAP reports poultry outbreaks in Laos and Turkey.
Here's the OIE report from Turkey.
ProMed on the coinfection.
Culls are ongoing in India.
Loans are sought for poultry farms in Bangladesh.
France is subsidizing the bird flu fight in Africa.
Bali is making "maximum" effort to fight bird flu.
CIDRAP on the HHS flu exercise and the fact that it included how the Internet would be used and whether it would hold up.
Tufts has a grant to study bird flu in Indonesia.
In Nigeria, officials are challenging each other on bird flu.
Wow: Australia is going to require risky travellers to take medication. Let me know how that goes.
Central Java also releases bird flu warnings.
Islamabad is having a bird flu seminar.