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

According to an article published by Reuters, H5N1 was ruled out in the case of six Indonesians previously suspected of having bird flu. See

The Houston Chronicle reports that an experimental pandemic flu vaccine show promise. See