China reported two new bird flu cases yesterday, including one in a province that has already suffered three outbreaks. Reports of the new outbreaks coincided with suggestions that counterfeit flu vaccines being sold in the province could be worsening the public health threat.
The latest incidents brought the total number of cases reported by China in the recent scare to eight. The outbreaks occurred in Liaoning province and Jingshan county. China has not reported any human infections in this round of outbreaks, but experts say that one is inevitable with so many cases reported in poultry.
In Thailand, a toddler became the 21st Thai to become infected with the disease.
I'll drink to that!