'Bird flu' checks stepped up

Subject: 'Bird flu' checks stepped up
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 14:55:36 +1000
On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 11:28:26AM +0930, Judy Philip wrote:
> I was, and am, very embarrassed, especially as I'm well
> aware that the proprietary anti-viral medicines I mentioned are to be taken
> as soon as possible once flu symptoms show up i.e. are of use only for
> people who already have flu.

Not quite right either, anti-virals such as Tamiflu are thought to be
effective prophylatics.  If a flock of H5N1-ridden Eastern Curlews
mob a birding-aus reader as their dying act on reaching Australia,
an immediate course of anti-virals would probably be best.

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