By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe, Ap Medical Writer – 1 hr 5 mins ago
ATLANTA – Health officials say four people in North Carolina have tested positive for a type of swine flu that's resistant to the drug Tamiflu.
It's the first cluster of that many cases seen in the U.S.
Health officials said Friday the four cases were reported at Duke University Medical Center in Durham over the past six weeks.
Tamiflu is one of two medicines that help against swine flu. Health officials have been closely watching for signs that the virus is mutating, making the drugs ineffective.
About 52 resistant cases have been reported in the world since April, including 15 in the U.S. so far. Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say almost all the U.S. cases have been isolated.
Dr. Niman has also been writing about a binding domain receptor change which was found in four Ukrainian fatalities, and also in Norway, Brazil, China, Australia, Siberia, and 1918/19 Spanish flu samples. recombinomics.com
Let's just hope they are able to identify and quarantine cases like this quickly. With the human ability to travel worldwide in a day the human race could be decimated in no time by a Tamiflu resistant strain.
Hopefully that strain would strongly favor politicians.
Swine flu has been and gone in NZ. It's quite a nasty respiratory infection, but no big deal.
It hangs on and whacks away at lungs, but nearly everyone survives the inconvenience.
We need to keep our panic ready for a recombined H5N1 with a virulent human flu. With 70% mortality, H5N1 is a reason for serious panic if it gets going. Fortunately, it has been running out of vectors of transmission in the avian world and losing position in the human realm too. It has done its run by the look of it.
Oh, no worries then. They have a government code of conduct: <"The Dutch authorities confirmed that the virus itself is stored in a very secured way and that the necessary permits were given and that the researchers are bound by a code of conduct," Dalli said.> But is the virus bound by the code of conduct when the code of conduct is forgotten like the code of conduct for the Mann Made Warming "scientists"?
Islamic Jihad would love to get their hands on it. Seems as though a simple break in would do it. Then threaten the world with release if they don't surrender or pay $1 trillion and get rid of Israel. And open the borders to Europe and USA. It would be quite a useful doomsday device to hold as a threat.