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Republished with permission from The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)  Medical tourism is a growing practice in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control...

Xavier Tello is the CEO, Strategic Consulting, Mexico When talking about measles prevention, the USA should look into one of the best immunization systems in the world. It’s just down the border. Since...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary The evidence with HPAI H5N8 and H5N2 has been – that, despite being cousins to some pretty nasty H5 viruses (H5N1, H5N6) – neither has shown...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary The Egyptian Ministry of Health has posted details on two additional H5N1 cases – both with onsets in late December –  which raises Egypt’s...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary A hat tip to @NLInteligence for tweeting a link to a new OIE report announcing the detection of the H5N8 virus in a hunted Eurasian Wigeon – a dabbling...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary As expected, according to the FAO EMPRES report filed on Germany’s latest bird flu outbreak, the subtype has now been identified as H5N8.   At...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary We’ve updates this morning on two (now confirmed) suspected bird flu outbreaks I wrote about yesterday in Germany and Japan (see here, and here) ,...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary     Two years ago, there was essentially just one HPAI (highly pathogenic avian influenza) virus we were really watching – H5N1.  True,...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Europe’s third bird flu outbreak in less than two weeks has been tentatively identified as an H5 variety – although further testing is required...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Although it is a little rough, we’ve a translation of a letter posted on the central government site for the Netherlands (Rijksoverheid.nl) that confirms...