Overprescribing Tamiflu could cause drug resistance

10/2/2007 | Reuters

Traces of bird flu treatment Tamiflu and other antiviral drugs in sewage systems and natural waters could make certain viruses resistant to the drugs during a pandemic, researchers warned. Tamiflu, or oseltamivir, could be taken in by waterfowl in high enough concentrations, allowing them to develop resistance to flu viruses they carry, the study reports.

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