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    South Korea Reports Death From Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu
    2009-12-17 06:28:32.171 GMT


    By Kyung Bok Cho
    Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- A South Korean infant died on Dec. 1
    from swine flu resistant to Roche Holding AG’s antiviral drug
    Tamiflu, the nation’s health ministry said.
    The 1-year-old girl, who had brain damage, showed no
    response to Tamiflu treatments administered from Nov. 16, even
    after the dosage was doubled from Nov. 22, according to an e-
    mailed statement today.
    Tests showed the virus had the H275Y
    mutation that makes it resistant to the drug,
    the ministry said.

    It’s the world’s first reported death from a Tamiflu-
    resistant strain of swine flu, Yonhap News said.
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    Re: South Korea Reports Death From Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu

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    S.Korea reports first Tamiflu-resistant death

    (AFP) – 1 hour ago

    SEOUL — A South Korean infant infected with swine flu has died of pneumonia and respiratory failure after showing no response to the anti-viral drug Tamiflu, officials said Thursday.

    The one-year-old girl died on December 1 in hospital, the health ministry said, adding that health officials discovered a strain of the (A)H1N1 virus resistant to Tamiflu in her body.

    "It marked the first such fatality at home, but we need consultations with the (World Health Organisation) to see if it was the world's first such case," Chung Chan-Woo, an official at the ministry's swine flu centre, told AFP.

    The girl was hospitalised on November 14 for high fever and coughs but her condition continued to deteriorate despite double doses of Tamiflu, he said.

    The girl was too young to be given another anti-viral drug, Relenza, which is approved for treatment only in children who are seven years and older, he said.

    South Korea has reported two other cases of Tamiflu-resistant patients. Its death toll from swine flu has reached 118.

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      Re: South Korea Reports Death From Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu

      S Korea reports world's 1st Tamiflu-resistant death case
      17:21, December 17, 2009


      A South Korean infant, whose body showed no response to anti-viral drug Tamiflu, died of pneumonia and respiratory failure on Thursday, the country's health authorities said, which local media say is the first such case in the world.

      The one-year-old girl, who was suffering nervous-system disorders, was hospitalized for high fever and coughs last month, but her conditions continued to deteriorate despite taking Tamiflu, or double doses of it in her final days, according to Ministry of Health, Welfare and Family Affairs.

      Health authorities last week confirmed the virus resistant to Tamiflu was found in the infant's body.

      This is the first such fatality reported at home and abroad, with South Korea having reported two other similar cases of Tamiflu-resistant patients and the World Health Organization 102 cases worldwide, Seoul's media reports said.

      The girl was too young to be given relenza, which is approved for treatment in children who are seven years and older, according to local media.

      South Korea has posted 117 A/H1N1 flu fatalities as of Dec. 4, according to data collected by the health ministry.http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/6845546.html
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        Re: South Korea Reports Death From Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Strain

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        South Korea Reports Death From Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu
        2009-12-17 06:28:32.171 GMT


        By Kyung Bok Cho
        Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- A South Korean infant died on Dec. 1
        from swine flu resistant to Roche Holding AG’s antiviral drug
        Tamiflu, the nation’s health ministry said.
        The 1-year-old girl, who had brain damage, showed no
        response to Tamiflu treatments administered from Nov. 16, even
        after the dosage was doubled from Nov. 22, according to an e-
        mailed statement today.
        Tests showed the virus had the H275Y
        mutation that makes it resistant to the drug,
        the ministry said.

        It’s the world’s first reported death from a Tamiflu-
        resistant strain of swine flu, Yonhap News said.

        This is not the first report of a case that is probably a strain of Tamiflu Resistant swine flu.

        Please see:

        Tracking World Wide Tamiflu Resistant Novel H1N1 Cases - Links - Updated December 10, 2009

        http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...816#post327816


        Tamiflu resistance in A/H1N1 flu - historical compilation of news

        http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=123546
        "May the long time sun
        Shine upon you,
        All love surround you,
        And the pure light within you
        Guide your way on."

        "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
        Aristotle

        “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
        Mohandas Gandhi

        Be the light that is within.

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