funny coincidence

After yapping on about the recent worry about avian influenza, these arrived in my inbox: Measuring fecal glucocorticoid metabolites in mammals and birds: the importance of validation. Sampling effort/frequency necessary to infer individual acute stress responses from fecal analysis in Greylag geese (Anser anser). Ah ha ha… Not something I want to do right now…

Resistant virus prompts concern over second line of defence

From Nature (news): Researchers call for more bird flu drugs. While I’m not 100% convinced the threat of a mosaic/mutant virus will emerge this time, there is one thing that is bugging me about the situation arising in Europe. In response, countries are stocking up on Tamiflu, the main anti-viral medicine recommended by the World […]