Influenza virus strains show increasing drug resistance and ability to spread9 December 2010
Two new studies raise public health concerns about increasing antiviral resistance among certain influenza viruses, their ability to spread, and a lack of alternative antiviral treatment options. The findings are published in the January 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases.Read the papers:
Dual Resistance to Adamantanes and Oseltamivir Among Seasonal Influenza A (H1N1) Viruses: 2008-2010
Evidence of Person to Person Transmission of Oseltamivir Resistant Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Virus in a Hematology Unit
Read the editorial commentary: Emerging Influenza Antiviral Resistance Threats
Published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 203, Issue 1.
Read the press release here.
In the press
CBS News: Some Flu Viruses Resist Drugs
Medscape: Drug Resistance, Person-to-Person Transmission Increasing Among Flu Strains
Bloomberg Businessweek: Flu Viruses Gaining Resistance, Study Confirms