Pakistan update

So we have as close to a confirmed familial cluster of H5N1 that we have witnessed since May, 2006 in Indonesia.

Here is much more detail.  There seems to be evidence of at least limited human-to-human transmission for bird flu in Pakistan.  Here are other reports.  If you think that the risk of a bird flu pandemic has been declining over the last year or two, it’s a sign you are taking too many cues from mainstream American media.  The pools of the virus have been festering and if anything the risk of a broader pandemic probably has been going up.  It’s a shame that none of the presidential candidates have said much about what we should be doing.


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