March 24 Flu UpdateHere we go again.....migratory birds, markets. Dutch scientists say that mallards may carry flu long distances.
Researchers at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam experimentally infected six wild-duck species with H5N1 to determine which were capable of excreting the virus without succumbing to the disease. Pochards and tufted ducks shed the most virus, though tend to become ill or die earlier, they said.
New chip tests for bird flu in people--lab on a chip.
Now, Indonesia will NOT share flu viruses in compliance with the world agreement...
A girl in Bangladesh died after eating chicken, and panic ensued.
Culls continue in Bangladesh.
Indonesia has stopped live bird markets in the capital to fight bird flu.
It is 32 years ago today that President Ford ordered the swine flu shots, an event which I believe will present a serious obstacle to any idea of pre-pandemic vaccines.