Tuesday, January 13, 2009

H1N1 near 100% resistant to Tamiflu

Tamiflu being one of the main drug defences against bird flu is being undermined as studies in Japan and Korea show that the H1N1 virus is near 100% resistant to the drug. Should H1N1 and H5N1 exchange genes then this near complete resistance to Tamiflu could be passed on to H5N1.

No comments: