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  • qdelfan qdelfan Jan 26, 2013 9:32 PM Flag

    Tamiflu resistant influenza reported for first time this season

    An important public health concern is mutation of the influenza virus to becomeing resistant to all available antivirals. VX 787, if proven successful would be a huge seller if increasing numbers of tamiflu resistant strains are being reported to the CDC as noted in this weeks CDCinfluenza report as noted below:

    "The first oseltamivir-resistant 2009 H1N1 virus detected in the U.S. during the 2012-2013 influenza season is being reported this week. The majority of currently circulating influenza viruses are susceptible to the neuraminidase inhibitor antiviral medications oseltamivir and zanamivir; however, rare sporadic cases of oseltamivir-resistant 2009 H1N1 and A (H3N2) viruses have been detected "

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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