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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.

Sep 25, 2009

Sep 25, 2009

WHO: Certain H1N1 cases may predict antiviral resistance

(CIDRAP News) – While antiviral-resistant H1N1 influenza viruses remain rare, clinicians should watch for two particular kinds of H1N1 cases that seem more likely to give rise to viruses resistant to oseltamivir (Tamiflu), the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

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