April 28 Flu UpdateCIDRAP on bird flu discovery in four swans in Japan, a new outbreak in Vietnam, as well as news from India
Bird flu is continuing to spread in Tripura, India.
Story on bird flu in swans in Japan. (H5 confirmed, but further strain is not identified)
Bird flu outbreak in Vietnam.
There was an underreported outbreak in Nigeria...and they are trying to figure out what. This is either the right answer--or they are looking for a scapegoat.
The bird flu drill in Indonesia continues to make news:
"Let us out! We don't want to die here!" a man screamed as masked police officers set up barricades around his village after learning the deadly bird flu virus had mutated to a form spreading rapidly among humans. Dozens of other panicked residents joined him in squaring off with the troops.
The US government is going to pay Sanofi $192 million to develop a bird flu vaccine against a "new strain"
The Reveres announced yesterday that they are going to ease up their posting schedule. Just a tip of the hat to them for incredible work presenting bird flu information in a way that makes sense to us laypeople, and for helping us interperet what is going on. We look forward to their continued, if less frequent posts. Everyday posting is a huge drain on time...I evaluate this every six months or so myself, so I can completely understand. Effect Measure started about when we did, in late 2004.