drug resistant swine flu seen in danish girl

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    ATLANTA - For the first time, a case of swine flu has proven resistant to Tamiflu — the leading pharmaceutical weapon against the new virus, international health officials said Monday.

    The resistance was seen in a patient in Denmark, who has recovered.

    “The goods news is they just found one,” said Dr. Carolyn Bridges of the U.S. Centers for Disease control and Prevention.

    It appears the strain developed in a patient who was taking the drug to prevent illness, and it has not spread to others. That’s a much better scenario than if the patient had not been taking Tamiflu and picked up a drug-resistant strain already spreading through the public, said Bridges, associate director for science in the CDC’s influenza division.

    Also, it is not a mutation that includes pieces of both seasonal flu and the new pandemic form of the virus, according to Roche, the Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company that makes Tamiflu. Scientists have been worried about the new swine flu swapping genes with seasonal or other types of flu and perhaps mutating into a more dangerous or more infectious form.

    Drug-resistant swine flu seen in Danish patient - Swine flu- msnbc.com
     
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    The moral of this story: stay away from this Danish girl.
     
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    Granny says dem germs is mutatin' faster n' we can keep up with `em...
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    Drug resistance found worldwide, new drugs needed
    30 Apr.`14 — Bacteria resistant to antibiotics have now spread to every part of the world and might lead to a future where minor infections could kill, according to a report published Wednesday by the World Health Organization.
     
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    Talking point for victims of Obama's ironically named "affordable health care act". Blame Denmark.
     

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