August 14 Flu UpdateStudy on Indonesia shows that 80% of cases are fatal. Oddly, it reaffirms that every anti-virals help, but notes that goal is rarely achieved.
Would GPs show up for work during a pandemic? Australia thinks they may not.
Of course, the if pandemic flu broke out in China during the Olympics, it would have huge pandemic potential because everyone would scatter to the four corners of the Earth after the Olympics were over. Here, a reporter from Edmonton looks at that very situation.
Researchers continue to make comments about H9 causing a pandemic, here on CIDRAP.
ProMed has an interesting story on bird flu in swans which they say merits a close read.
I suspect that they demonstrate why adult swans are found dead. The question is how far can a sick swan fly -- 'sick' is a variable term -- and survive, if it even wished to fly while convalescing from this infection; to appreciate risk this should be recalculated as the prevalence rate of infected flying swans.
Developments in Nigeria (new strain) have Ghana worried.
Nature blog has the raspberries for British press, which gives more attention to a quck flu testing machine than it does to a new strain in Nigeria.
Here's a story on the flu testing machine.
Bird flu testing has a higher priority in Nigeria.
Laos has a new law that will reform veterinary service.
Cleveland Plain Dealer runs bird flu primer.
N. Sulawesi has distributed poultry vaccines, but there isn't enough for all the chickens.
Chinese researchers are testing a combination of statins and caffeine to fight bird flu.
Interesting reader comments from Indonesia when there was a suspected cluster of 13 people.