News & Perspective

Aug 31, 2004

Aug 31, 2004

Flu virus shows surprising resistance to oseltamivir

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza viruses in 18% of a group of Japanese children who were treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) developed resistance to the antiviral drug, which is viewed as one of the key defenses against pandemic influenza, according to a new report in The Lancet.

Aug 12, 2004

Aug 12, 2004

Imperfect flu vaccine offered some protection

(CIDRAP News) – Two studies from Colorado show that the 2003-04 influenza vaccine provided some protection even though it didn't match up well with the predominant flu virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says.

Aug 06, 2004

Aug 06, 2004

Flu in pregnancy may raise schizophrenia risk in offspring

(CIDRAP News) – An analyis of decades-old serum samples from pregnant women suggests that a mother's influenza illness early in pregnancy may increase the risk of schizophrenia for her child years later.