August 11 Flu UpdateToday's big news....Nigeria has reported a new strain of bird flu, raising many questions, as below
"The detection of a new avian influenza virus strain in Africa raises serious concerns as it remains unknown how this strain has been introduced to the continent," said Scott Newman, International Wildlife Coordinator of FAO's Animal Health Service.
The fatality rate is falling this year in Indonesia, but I wonder, given the small sample sizes, about relevance.
Meanwhile, N. Sumatra is remaining alert.
In the UK, a man was prosecuted for improperly disposing of bird carcasses.
Cambodia is holding educational seminars to train the people who work in live markets on how to control bird flu.
The US has given funds to Ethiopia to help combat avian influenza, among other things.