Steven S. Clark
August 25, 2009
There are two reasons to think this. First the World Health Organization is receiving reports that Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 strains are popping up around the world. The Canadian Press reports that Japan has found three cases of Tamiflu resistance, while Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong and Singapore each discovering one. China reportedly also has seen Tamiflu-resistant H1N1. The big unknown is whether the resistant pandemic-causing virus swapped genes with last year's seasonal flu virus for which Tamiflu was declared all but useless. If the pandemic flu picks up those resistance genes, it could render government stockpiles of the drug much less effective for treating severe cases or slowing the spread of the virus.
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