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First case of Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 announced in Denmark

The National Health Board of Denmark announced that the first known case of pandemic H1N1 flu resistance to Tamiflu. Officials emphasize "there is no evidence" that the resistant virus has spread.

While the case is likely to be isolated, it calls into question the policy in most European countries of giving low doses of Tamiflu to people in contact with infected people. The Danish case, a contact of someone who caught swine flu abroad, was given Tamiflu as prophylaxis to prevent her getting sick, but she developed symptoms anyway.

The patient took a dose of the anti-viral drug Relenza and recovered.

This is not good news.
 
 

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