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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