Sunday, January 08, 2006

The pace of avian flu news picked up over the weekend as three children from one family in Turkey died of the disease and a fourth is ill. At least 30 people have been hospitalized; it is unknown how many of them will test positive for avian flu.

This is a larger than usual cluster and the first human infection outside of Asia. Turkey, of course, borders Iraq, an area devastated by war and populated by US soldiers who are coming and going all the time.

I'm checking the news at Effect Measure.

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