Tuesday, November 24, 2009

WKYC.com: New swine flu strain resistant to Tamiflu

Could there be a new strain of H1N1? That's what health officials are investigating after a few cases seem to be resistant to the treatment drug, Tamiflu.

It was discovered that a few patients at Duke University Medical Centers and a few others overseas in whales were diagnosed with a strain of flu too strong for Tamiflu to treat.

Health officials with the CDC say this doesn't indicate a health emergency. But there is concern over what appears to be mutations of the virus.

'We are unable to say if their deaths were caused by influenza, they are influenza associated but they had medical issues that were compromising their health,' says Megan Davies, a North Carolina State Epidemiologist.

The virus is just as severe, but this new mutation of H1N1 has a different characteristic. It might not be treatable with medications currently available.

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WKYC.com: New swine flu strain resistant to Tamiflu

1 reacties:

Sheldon said...

Some flu and influenza could really be so severe. SO, it is best to have a consultation. You can also have a test using ELISA kit. ELISA kit manufacturer guarantees us the benefits of this kind of way in determining illnesses.