May 10th Flu UpdateA swan in northern Japan is bird flu positive, and fear of spread among wild birds is increasing.
More bird flu in India, as a new region is hit.
South Korea is upping its Tamiflu stockpile as bird flu continues to spread in the country. Note this revealing phrase:
The decision came after South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak on Saturday told his cabinet to increase stockpiles of anti-viral drugs to ease public fears about bird flu.
"The people are increasingly concerned about human infection of avian influenza," Lee was quoted as saying at a meeting of cabinet ministers by Yonhap news agency.
ProMed with good round up of all the news from Asia.
Story on companies in Canada and their disaster prep, including bird flu.
An alert reader had sent this along. A woman in Canada died on a cross country train. The train was quarantined and no one was allowed off. Helen Branswell writes about this new world. And, the woman had a heart attack. Just project that to a fully engaged pandemic.