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May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012

Study: Obesity not a risk factor for medically attended flu

(CIDRAP News) – A new study suggests that obesity does not increase a person's risk of getting sick with influenza—a finding that may come as a surprise to those who are familiar with findings about obesity as a risk factor during the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic.

May 09, 2012

May 09, 2012

Survey: At pandemic's peak, people worried more about seasonal flu

(CIDRAP News) – Survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that at the peak of the H1N1 influenza pandemic in the fall of 2009, Americans were more worried about seasonal flu than the pandemic virus, according to a study published in Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses.

May 07, 2012

May 07, 2012

Study: H1N1 resistance to oseltamivir may spread

(CIDRAP News) – A detailed genetic analysis of an oseltamivir-resistant 2009 H1N1 virus responsible for a cluster of illnesses in Australia in 2011 found evidence that the viruses maintained their fitness when the resistance mutation was present, suggesting that widespread emergence of the strain may be more likely, according to the researchers.

Apr 11, 2012

Apr 06, 2012

Apr 06, 2012

Impact of IV peramivir use in 2009 pandemic unclear

(CIDRAP News) – The intravenous antiviral peramivir was used in close to 1,300 severely ill patients under an emergency authorization during the 2009 flu pandemic, but its impact and safety profile remain unclear, in part because of patchy data collection, according to reports and commentary published in Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) this week.

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