Baxter International, one of the companies trying to get a vaccine for this flu to market, was involved in a botched shipment of bird flu to an Austrian lab in February 2009.
The company [Baxter Intl] that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses.
And then there's this reported today (4/27/2009) from the UK Independent:
Felipe Solis, a distinguished archaeologist who showed Mr Obama around the city's anthropology museum during his visit to Mexico earlier this month, died the next day from "flu-like symptoms".And from the "when it rains, it pours" file: Earthquake hits southern Mexico, about 250km from the capital.
And from the "random noise file:" The WSJ is all over a low-flying plane cruising Manhattan for a photo-op. From the WSJ:
A low-flying airplane escorted by military jets sent worried workers fleeing offices in the New York City area. The FAA said it was a "photo op" conducted by the Air Force.