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Tamiflu resistance seen in some H7N9 cases


May 29, 2013
By Canadian Poultry

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May 29, 2013 – The H7N9 bird flu that has killed over 30 people in China has shown resistance to one of the only treatments for the virus – Tamiflu.

According to the CBC, Doctors in Shanghai and Hong King recently published an article in The Lancet medical journal showing that three out of 14 patients showed resistance to the popular treatment. The other 11 patients showed marked improvements in the amount of viruses seen in throat swabs, as well as helped speed their recovery.

The researchers warn that the ease in which H7N9 resistance is occuring raises serious concerns, and should be closely monitored and considered in the future.

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For more information, please read the whole article on CBC News.