Girl's flu case found to be drug-resistant
Friday, October 14, 2005
The girl had been taking care of her brother who had caught the disease, and may have contracted it from him rather than from infected birds. She was on a low dosage of Tamiflu, and recovered when given higher doses. She had contracted a mutated form of H5N1 bird flu.
Tests on lab animals were also found sensitive to zanamivir, marketed as Relenza.
In related news, Romanian authorities have announced the bird flu virus detected in the Danube delta in eastern Europe is the same lethal H5N1 strain which struck in Asia.
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