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Hong Kong finds 1st case of Tamiflu-resistant H1N1

Posted By admin On July 3, 2009 @ 7:43 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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Friday, July 3, 2009

HONG KONG, July 3 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s health department said on Friday it had detected a case of human swine influenza virus that was resistant to Tamiflu, the main antiviral flu drug.

The World Health Organisation has declared a pandemic is under way from the new H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.

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“This is the first time Tamiflu resistance in HSI virus (was) found in Hong Kong,” a spokesman for the health department said in a statement.

Only two other cases of Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 have been found so far, in Denmark and Japan.

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