April 29 Flu UpdateA three-year old boy has died of bird flu.
Several chickens had suddenly died in the neighbourhood where the boy lived, Sulistyowati said, adding the boy had had contact with the birds.
Human behavior meets infectious disease...poll shows that people in Egypt are keeping their poultry, despite warnings.
There's a new outbreak in South Korea.
North Korea has formed an office to fight bird flu.
CIDRAP news round up.
CIDRAP on Sanofi getting contract to add clade 2.2 to the US vaccine stockpile.
Sanofi called the strain "particularly troubling because it is the first to be identified in an outbreak of migratory birds, which have the potential to spread the virus across continents."
Robinson told CIDRAP News the national stockpile already contains supplies of vaccine based on three other H5N1 variants: clade 1, clade 2.1, and clade 2.3. HHS has sought to diversify the stockpile out of concern that a vaccine based on one strain won't work well against a pandemic virus stemming from a different strain.
ProMed on Japanese outbreak, and on H7 in Denmark.
The Philippines are concerned about people smuggling in Peking Ducks.
Check out what the Dominican Republic had to do to be certified bird flu free.
Tanzania is alert to the risks of bird flu.
Health forums in Kansas discuss bird flu among other public health topics.
New Health Director in Washington state says....
When and if it changes, then we'll worry about having a pandemic influenza. Pandemic influenza would be the kind that happened in 1918; there are a lot of people who get very ill. Unfortunately, a lot of people die from this kind of thing.
Toronto is stockpiling antivirals for city workers, the first Canadian City to do so. CIDRAP reports.