Friday, July 3, 2009

Should we stockpile zanamivir (Relenza)?

Tests showed that the resistant virus is still susceptible to zanamivir, a chemical cousin of oseltamivir that some countries have added to their pandemic stockpiles.
With the possible mutation of H1N1 virus to resist oseltamivir (Tamiflu) antiviral, should zanamivir (Relenza) be stockpiled?

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