Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Avian Flu

Here are a few cites which track Avian flu. They are all from the WHO website. The first is a graph which shows both cases and deaths from 2003 to 2009 in 16 different countries. It is a great snapshot of the outbreak and demonstrates how deadly avian flu is ( total cases: 432, total deaths: 262) One of the interesting things is that the death rate is not consistent across country lines, with Indonesia's at about 81% and Viet Nam's at 50%. Overall the death rate is closer to that of Viet Nam.

The second is the latest update on avian flu. A baby girl from Edgypt came down with Avian flu on May 25th and was admited ot a hospital on the 29th. She is now in stable condition. Investigators confirmed that she had contact with sick dead poultry prior to infection.



Katie Ridley

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