TITLE

Resistant H1N1 Goes to Summer Camp

AUTHOR(S)
Kemper, Carol A.
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Infectious Disease Alert;Oct2009, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the existence of H1N1 viral infection resistant to oseltamivir at a summer camp in North Carolina during an outbreak in June 2009. It references the article "Oseltamivir-Resistant Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Virus Infection in 2 Summer Campers Receving Prophylaxis - North Carolina" in the September 2009 issue of "MMWR." A teenage girl, who had just completed a 10-day course of oseltamivir chemoprophylaxis, was again exposed to influenza, prompting a second course of the drug at a higher dose.
ACCESSION #
44457773

 

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