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Published On: Sat, Dec 28th, 2013

‘What’s new on Avian Flu Diary’ with blogger, Michael Coston

Bloggers who write about infectious diseases are usually so much better than what you get from the usual mainstream media–better research, great sources and great commentary because they actually understand the topic they’re writing about.

This negatively-stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) captured some of the ultrastructural details exhibited by the new influenza A (H7N9) virus. Image/Cynthia S. Goldsmith and Thomas Rowe

This negatively-stained transmission electron micrograph (TEM) captured some of the ultrastructural details exhibited by the new influenza A (H7N9) virus.
Image/Cynthia S. Goldsmith and Thomas Rowe

One such blogger is Michael Coston. Mike is the man behind the really good  and long-running blog, Avian Flu Diary.

Mike joined me on today’s Outbreak News This Week Radio Show to discuss, “What’s new on Avian Flu Diary?”

In the interview, Coston talked about some of the big stories he covered on the blog during the past week or so. This included the latest on H1N1 influenza activity in the US, Spot shortages of the antiviral drugs, Tamiflu in areas like Arkansas and Atlanta and his thoughts on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

I encourage readers of the Outbreak News section of The Global Dispatch to check out what’s happening at Avian Flu Diary. You can also follow Mike’s work on Twitter.

For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page and the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show page.

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About the Author

- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He regularly writes about infectious disease news for Examiner.com and administers the Outbreak News section of The Global Dispatch.

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