Swine Flu Outbreak Map

14 March 2009

Widespread Tamiflu resistance sparks new look at pandemic flu drug stockpile

from Scientific American

We've known since January that most of the flu circulating this season is resistant to Tamiflu, an antiviral drug typically used against the infection. What remained a mystery was whether the resistant flu strain made people sicker than forms that respond to the treatment -- and why the resistant strain surged this year, a worry for public health officials who stockpiled Tamiflu in the event of a flu pandemic stoked by avian influenza.

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