July 20 Flu UpdateBritain's House of Lords hears a briefing on lifestyles, infectious disease and the "dysfunctional" WHO--overall, an alarming report that made headlines around the world.
Australia says this report was "unhelpful"
North Korea now claims to have a quick bird flu test.
Report from Thailand says the bird flu mutates every time it infects a human.
Australia article cites how large international religious celebrations often spread contagious disease including influenza.
Swabi Pakistan is bird flu free.
ProMed on the report from Vietnam that vaccinated poultry were getting bird flu. Note mod comment:
Viet Nam has opted for vaccination of poultry (including waterfowl) since 2005, with quite satisfactory results. However, it is known that vaccination cannot achieve disease eradication unless it is combined with effectively applied, severe biosecurity measures.