March 16 Flu UpdateThis is all over the news. There is a new outbreak in China. It is actually in a poultry market, which seems to have some significance.
Bird flu has broken out in the south of China, killing more than 100 poultry, state media reported on Sunday, citing the agriculture ministry.
The outbreak occurred in a market in Guangzhou, in Guangdong province on Thursday, and was a ''highly pathogenic'' subtype of the H5N1 influenza virus, which can be deadly to humans, the report said.
The OIE has pledged avian vaccine to Vietnam.
Apparently, Indonesia says the US has been making biological weapons from bird flu obtained from Indonesia. The US flatly denies this. I'm not sure that would even make any sense.
Revere reviews US pandemic prep, with an eye toward whether we are preventing or procuring.
More on the civets in Vietnam....