June 3 Flu UpdateThere's a mystery epidemic in North Korea....bears watching.
Hong Kong Scientists have developed a drug cocktail that has had success in mice in fighting bird flu. (The anti-inflammatory is interesting).
...the team said it used a combination of the antiviral drug zanamivir and the non- steroid anti-flammatory agents celecoxib and mesalazine.
If there's a pandemic, CDC recommends people wear masks in crowds....also defines the appropriate conditions for antiviral usage.
Health and Human Services is putting money behind local preparedness grants.
Maryland will hold a statewide pandemic conference.
Another vaccine shows good early results (from Medicago)
Low-path bird flu found in Tyson Chickens in Arkansas. Not huge news, except for the impact. Falling stock price, etc.
Similarly, southern England had a low path outbreak, too.