June 30 Flu UpdatePacific Rim countries are preparing for bird flu exercises, right after the Olympics.
Australia is told--and not for the first time--that bird flu can't get there.
Immunologist and Nobel prize-winner Peter Doherty says although the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain has killed 240 people overseas, Australia's dry climate and isolation will help prevent the virus entering the country.
"It's not something we have to worry about," he said.
An organization of state health officers has released a report on protecting at-risk populations, because "disasters discriminate."
Japan's bird flu plans are described as "unclear."
CIDRAP on the Hong Kong market curbs.
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