April 16 Flu UpdateProMed on who confirming a previous death in Egypt along with a new case in Egypt and the Japanese flu trial. Note this in mod comments:
Despite the precautionary approach of the WHO, it is evident that some countries will prefer to proceed with pre-pandemic vaccination trials. For example, a vaccine trial has been initiated recently in Viet Nam; see: Avian influenza, human - MBDS region (16): vaccine trials 20080328.1166. The comment of Gregory Hartl that, at this juncture, (pre-pandemic) vaccination is "a big roll of the dice" seems particularly apt.
West Bengal outbreaks NOT contained.
South Korea invaded itself to fight bird flu.
Editorial on Japanese plan to vaccinate healthcare workers as part of vaccine research.
Indonesia values cooperation between agencies in bird flu fight.
CIDRAP covers some pandemic planning at the state level...note key phrase "Disasters Discriminate"