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Oseltamivir resistance in immunocompromised hospital patients

Article Date: Wednesday 02 12 09 18:00 UTC
Full Article: Influenza A(H1N1)
WHO has been informed of two recent clusters of patients infected with oseltamivir-resistant H1N1 viruses. Both clusters, detected in Wales, UK and North Carolina, USA, occurred in a single ward in a hospital, and both involved patients whose immune systems were severely compromised or suppressed. Transmission of resistant virus from one patient to another is suspected in both outbreaks.

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