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Dec 29, 2009

Dec 02, 2009

Dec 02, 2009

WHO: Resistant flu clusters warrant greater vigilance, treatment tweaks

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said today that oseltamivir (Tamiflu)-resistant pandemic H1N1 cases in hospital settings suggest that treatment doses may need to be increased in immunocompromised patients who have flu symptoms.

The agency made this statement after a teleconference with experts about two recent clusters of resistant cases. It also concluded that the events don't signal a public health threat.

Nov 20, 2009

Nov 20, 2009

Clusters of resistant H1N1 cases reported in UK, US

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials in Wales today announced the identification of a cluster of patients in a Cardiff hospital who are infected with oseltamivir-resistant pandemic H1N1 influenza.

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