Bird Flu News

Several recent stories about H5N1 influenza are cause for limited optimism.

According to Voice of America news, the World Health Organization (WHO) says limited human-to-human transmission may have occurred in Pakistan, but there is little threat of further spread as no new infections have been reported for two weeks. See http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-12-22-voa9.cfm

According to an article published by Reuters, H5N1 was ruled out in the case of six Indonesians previously suspected of having bird flu. See http://www.reuters.com/article/asiaCrisis/idUSJAK239669

The Houston Chronicle reports that an experimental pandemic flu vaccine show promise. See http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/5393874.html