Saturday, January 29, 2005

Bird flu sites

The lack of attention to the bird flu problem by the American media is perhaps not surprising (figuring out what's important and then telling us has not been their strong suit), but the similar lack of attention by the blogosphere is. However there are bloggers (besides us, that is) who have paid attention. Judging from the traffic on this site, there is considerable interest out there, so here are the links:

Just a Bump in the Beltway
Similar to this site in some ways, although not concentrating on public health. Melanie has persistently and accurately kept avian influenza in her sights.

Pathogen Alert
The name says it all. Slow server.

Not exactly a blog, Henry Niman's company site has a wealth of up-to-date information on influenza. Suited to technically confident visitors with a good handle on the existing situation. Part of my daily read.

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
Website of the Center at the University of Minnesota run by Mike Osterholm. Full of extremely useful information on infectious diseases and authoritative background information and news about bird flu.

ProMed Mail
Alert service used by many public health professionals that includes reports from everywhere on emerging infectious diseases, including avian flu. Tends to lag a bit behind the other sources.

CDC Avian flu site
Usually a day late and a dollar short, but background information conveniently arrayed.