Possible Transmission of Pandemic (HIN1) 2009 Virus with Oseltamivir Resistance

October 31, 2010 at 9:34 pm Leave a comment

Emerging Infectious Diseases May 2010  V.16  N.5  p.873

Letter

Michal Mandelboim,  Musa Hindiyeh, Tal Meningher, and Ella Mendelson

Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Ramat-Gan, Israel (M. Mandelboim, M. Hindiyeh, T. Meningher, E. Mendelson); Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan (T. Meningher); and Tel-Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel (E. Mendelson)

To the Editor: In March 2009, a new strain of influenza A (H1N1) virus of swine origin emerged; the virus had crossed the species barrier to humans and acquired the capability of human-to-human transmission. Soon after, the World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert to level 6 (www.who.int/en), declaring the first influenza pandemic in the past 42 years. The virus was named influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus. The illness caused by this virus is particularly dangerous for pregnant women and for patients with chronic diseases (1). The preferred treatment is a neuraminidase inhibitor, zanamivir or oseltamivir

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Entry filed under: Antivirales no HIV, Epidemiología, Infecciones respiratorias, Infecciones virales, Influenza, Medicina del viajero.

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