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N Am J Med Sci. 2009 Aug;1(3):96-8.

Oseltamivir resistance in swine influenza: a brief discussion.

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Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand.

Abstract

Swine flu, an atypical H1N1 influenza virus infection, is a new emerging infectious disease starting from Mexico in 2009, and is presently pandemic around the world. For treatment of this infection, oseltamivir is recommended as drug of choice. Generally, a big problem for using oseltamivir in treatment of classical H1NI influenza virus infection is drug resistance. In this brief paper, the author discusses on the situation of oseltamivir resistance in swine influenza. Briefly, the oseltamivir resistance of swine flu is expected to be possible due to many underlying factors. It is needed to perform surveillance on oseltamivir resistance in swine flu. Planning for management of case of emerging oseltamivir drug resistance is needed.

KEYWORDS:

H1N1; Swine flu; influenza; oseltamivir; resistance; virus infection

PMID:
22666678
PMCID:
PMC3364646
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