Public tuning out bird flu warnings; LA county hospitals examine employee criminal histories;

> Officials and researchers say that the public hasn't shown much interest in the threat of a bird flu pandemic of late, though the threat still remains. FierceVaccines

> In the wake of a newspaper investigation concluding that it had hired a convicted rapist, Los Angeles County officials have begun a case-by-case review of all employees with criminal histories. Article

> A Massachusetts businessman has donated $100 million to create a research institute dedicated to discovering an effective AIDS vaccine. FierceVaccines

> The state of North Carolina is estimating that it will need $1.2 billion over the next to years to keep its employee health plan running. Article

And Finally... If your lane is closed, maybe it's the zombie's fault. Article