Virus Resistant to Tamiflu Causing Concern

March 2008
Travel Medicine Advisor;Mar2008, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p2
The article reports on the claim of the World Health Organization (WHO) that a small percentage of the influenza A virus causing illness worldwide is resistant to oseltamivir. According to the article, the highest rate of resistance was found in Norway with 76% of isolated viruses showing resistance. In the U.S., the rate of resistance was 3.8%. According to the "New York Times," WHO officials are troubled by the discovery.


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