May 7 Flu UpdateHospitals in Seoul are on "high alert."
Lloyd's of London has an interview with its Director of Emerging Risks which serves as a pretty good primer about a potential bird flu pandemic.
Bird flu is reported back in Southern Vietnam.
Bird flu drill held in Alaska.
PETA renews argument that factory farms cause or encourage bird flu.
This is cool....Maria Merziotis, of Ottawa, Canada, won a national biotechnology contest with bird flu implications. That's the world's future, right there!
A 17-year-old Ottawa high school student has won a national student biotechnology competition by making a molecule that flu viruses stick to, which could potentially be used to diagnose or eventually prevent flu infections.
Official WHO release on Geneva meetings.
"New concepts and tools including the International Health Regulations 2005, the global pandemic influenza action plan, antiviral and H5N1 vaccine stockpiles, pandemic severity scale and a rapid containment protocol have emerged since the last revision in 2005," said Dr Keiji Fukuda, Coordinator of the WHO Global Influenza Programme. "Experience gained through dealing with H5N1 outbreaks, and through active preparedness by many countries makes this review a crucial exercise."
Abilene TX hosts bird flu drill.
Worcester, MD has opted not to buy anti-virals, after a presentation.