Talk:H5N1 Avian Flu virus mutates; shows resistance to drug

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The article's death toll figure doesn't tie up with the infobox which I updated a day or two ago. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:20, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

You are correct. Not sure why the sources do not reflect that so to minus confusion I added a source to the WHO on total infections and deaths which as you said are more than what the article previously had. I fixed them. Good eye :) DragonFire1024 19:30, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Correction[edit]

The line "The virus was also tested against the drugs zanamivir (Relenza®) and amantadine, and is was found that drugs were less effective against the mutated form of this virus."

Should reads "The virus was also tested against the drugs zanamivir (Relenza®) and amantadine, and it was found that drugs were STILL effective against the mutated form of this virus."

Using your own source: "The oseltamivir-resistant strain in Egypt was susceptible to zanamivir, which is sold as Relenza, and to amantadine, which is from an older, cheaper and easier-to-use class of drugs but is not normally used as a first-line treatment because many avian flu strains are resistant to it."

Donald McNeil Jr. "New Strain of Bird Flu Found in Egypt Is Resistant to Antiviral Drug". New York Times, January 19, 2007