Bird Flu Monitor > Bird Flu Pandemic High on World Health Assembly... [Pandemic Flu from Europe] The 192-nation World Health Assembly will consider ways to speed up efforts to contain a potential pandemic resulting from bird flu. More than 100 health ministers are attending the World Health Organization's annual conference to lay out the public health agenda for the group's work in the coming year.

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Some related posts from Technorati and Google. [Pandemic Flu from Europe] Recombinomics: United States Deploys Tamiflu... : The United States has sent a supply of Tamiflu to Asia to help the region prepare for a human outbreak of avian influenza, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said on Monday. [quickstep] Two more bird flu deaths confirmed in Indonesia: 22 May 2006 08:31:35 GMT Source: Reuters JAKARTA, May 22 (Reuters) - Local tests have confirmed two more people have died of bird flu in Indonesia, a senior health ministry official said on Monday. One of the victims belonged to a Sumatran family at the centre of fears of human-to-human transmission after six members of the family died this

[] Avian Influenza: reports using supercomputers to respond to a potential national health emergency, scientists have developed a simulation model that makes stark predictions about the possible future course of an avian influenza pandemic, given today's environment of world-wide connectivity. The research, by a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, is presented in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science online the week of April 3-7, and in the print issue of April 11.

Googleblog.blogspot.com [] Official Google Blog: Bird flu basics: The avian flu's jump to humans was first detected in 1997, although all the human deaths reported so far (about 60 since 2003) have been due to transmission from animals to humans. There has been more concern recently because the virus has been detected in migratory birds which can't be caught and killed - and which may carry the virus to Europe and Africa within the next two migratory seasons.

[] Flu Wiki - Main - Flu Wiki: No one, in any health department or government agency, knows all the things needed to cope with an influenza pandemic. But it is likely someone knows something about some aspect of each of them and if we can pool and share our knowledge we can advance preparation for and the ability to cope with events.

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