May 28 Flu UpdateThe WHO has confirmed the case in Bangladesh.
Bhutan holds flu awareness meeting (hint: there's ART)
There is a threat of bird flu, but the stupid swans of Dorset continue to breed.
The Philippines had banned poultry imports from Saskatchewan.
CIDRAP on the evolution of human-like H7 viruses.
Revere blogs on this study as well. As always, this is the perfect piece for understanding this report. One thing is that the whole flu world is not H5N1. The other is below--this little RNA clump remains a mystery to us, a humbling moment in our know-it-all world.
What I get from this study is that we are still some way from understanding the underlying biology of transmissibility and its relation to receptor configurations and related matters. At this point we cannot simply look at the virus's genetic sequence to see what is going to happen. We don't yet understand the connection between the sequence and the biology. Maybe some day we will, but today isn't that day.