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Influenza virus strains show increasing drug resistance and ability to spread

9 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