May 27 Flu UpdateCIDRAP reports....Indonesia claims that 112 countries support its virus sharing stance.
Scientists at Los Alamos have developed a mathematical model to study how H5N1 evolves, hopefully providing real time tracking of the progress to human transmissibility.
“What we wanted to create was a mathematically rigorous way to account for changes in transmissibility,” said Bettencourt. “We now have a tool that will tell us in the very short term what is happening based on anomaly detection. What this method won’t tell you is what’s going to happen five years from now.”
EU research helps develop more knowledge on how the flu virus hijacks cells.
Nepal has banned bird sacrifices at Hindi temples, according to this report.
Helen Branswell has the story on H7 viruses coming closer to adapting for humans. More of a warning...the virus is constantly evolving. (Also, this virus is more common here in North America.
China grants patent to yield enhancing technology for vaccines.
Has Australia excluded general practice physicians from its pandemic planning.
Producing flu vaccine is seen as big economic opportunity.