Monday, February 11, 2008

Tamiflu resistance

The CDC is reporting that 5% of the flu samples collected this season in the U.S. were resistant to Tamiflu. Prior to this season, Tamiflu resistance has been extremely rare in the U.S. - it has been much more of a Japanese phenomenon, where the drug is heavily prescribed. The reason behind the increased resistance is not known. Silver lining: all the samples tested were still susceptible to Relenza.

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