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.