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Mar 26, 2010

Mar 26, 2010

Researchers report peramivir-resistant H1N1 case

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers today sounded two warnings for clinicians who manage pandemic H1N1 patients: that even a short course of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) can lead to antiviral resistance and that patients can develop resistance to peramivir, an alternative to oseltamivir in emergency situations.

Mar 24, 2010

Mar 24, 2010

Study shows 1918 and 2009 pandemic viruses share key feature

(CIDRAP News) – Structural similarities between the pandemic flu viruses of 1918 and 2009 may explain older adults' apparent immunity to the newer virus, two scientific teams report today in two journals. Their results may also explain how pandemic viruses evolve into seasonal viruses, and could point the way toward development of future pandemic vaccines.