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ศุกร์, 01 กุมภาพันธ์ 2008

 

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Tamiflu, a top antiviral drug, doesn't work in about 14 percent of viruses

LONDON - A small number of flu viruses resistant to Tamiflu, a top antiviral drug, have been detected in Europe, health authorities said this week.

Data from more than a dozen European countries show that Tamiflu doesn't work in about 14 percent of H1N1 viruses, the main flu strain causing illness this year. Normally, resistance levels are well below 1 percent.

"It's an unexpected finding and a signal worth watching," said Fred Hayden, a flu expert at the World Health Organization. The resistant strains most likely emerged elsewhere, but were first identified in Europe.   

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ที่มา สำนักข่าว AP Jan. 31, 2008

 

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