Monday, July 6, 2009

3 instances of tamiflu resistance reported

Three instances of tamiflu resistance has been reported in novel H1N1 cases in the last week.

1) Denmark - 1 case of resistance but the patient recovered and may not have infected anyone else

2) Japan - Also an isolated case of resistance

3) Hong Kong - This cases was slightly different than the first two isolated cases

"Public health authorities in Hong Kong announced Friday they have found a case of Tamiflu resistance in a woman who hadn't taken the drug. That means she was infected with swine flu viruses that were already resistant to Tamiflu"

Though it's slightly more worrying to find a resistant strain spreading, it would be impossible not to see resistance pop up occasionally. So, too early to worry but something to keep an eye on

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