Study shows H1N1 can quickly mutate into drug-resistant form

09/15/2010 | Reuters

Singaporean doctors discovered an H1N1 virus in a patient that mutated into a strain resistant to the flu drug Tamiflu in less than 48 hours. "Whatever the epidemiologic data exhibit, clinicians should consider resistance when patients do not respond to treatment for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 because H275Y can emerge literally overnight," the researchers wrote.

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