Drug resistant swine flu emerges

July 2009
New Scientist;7/4/2009, Vol. 203 Issue 2715, p6
The article focuses on the first case of H1N1 swine flu resistant to antiviral drug Tamiflu. The patient was in contact with an infected person and was given low-dose Tamiflu as a precaution, but she still developed flu. Such patient recovered after receiving antiviral Relenza. The author notes that if prophylactic treatments will continue to be administered, more resistant cases are likely to emerge.


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