I am not a doctor or a scientist or a bird watcher but I have been watching these events closely, and I found your board informative. I noticed a few things today that may or may not be related and I wanted to ask some people smarter than me what they thought.
You can google these headlines:
Avian flu caused encephalitis in Vietnamese boy Feb 16, 2005
Japanese encephalitis kills 944 people in India and Nepal
Not only does it have me wondering if it could be Avian Flu in India, it has me thinking about what role mosquitos might be playing in the transmission of Avian Flu.