Since I’ve got a bit of time remaining… according to today’s Times of India,
India can breathe easy on the bird flu front for the time being. All the 11 human samples from Jalgaon, screened for the deadly HN51 bird flu virus, have tested negative.
Besides symptoms, all [patients] had handled dead poultry from the infected zone over the past 15 days.
‘However we will carry out the most advanced virus culture test to be absolutely sure. This will help us detect any kind of virus present in the human samples, even other than the HN51 virus. This final confirmatory test will take another 10 days.’