Via the Daily Times: WHO to investigate bird flu concerns in Pakistan. Much of the story is a rehash of earlier reports, but it concludes with some new information:
People who came into contact with those infected in Pakistan are being monitored, WHO said. Khalif Bile, WHO representative in Pakistan, said that preliminary tests had been carried out. He said WHO was encouraging the government to carry out confirmation tests in the government laboratory and the results should be available by Tuesday.
The WHO team sent to Abbotabad to help investigate the causes of the outbreak have visited the affected area and collected samples for laboratory tests, Daily Times Monitoring reported. The team who visited Abbotabad would visit the affected areas of Mansehra tomorrow, Aaj TV reported.
The Health Ministry said it was treating people who had been in contact with those infected, setting up isolation wards and procuring drugs for treatment and protective clothing for health workers.
Muqarab Khan, director general livestock and animal husbandry in the province, said animal surveillance was under way across the province. Vaccination campaigns have also been started, he said.
The News also has a story on the present situation.