Detection of the Antiviral Drug Tamiflu in River System

  • July 11, 2009

Background Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) is the most important of the few antiviral drugs available for treatment of seasonal flu and a cornerstone in the defense against a future influenza pandemic. Most governments have built their preparedness plans around stockpiling oseltamivir and it is recommended by WHO…

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H1N1 (Swine Flu): What does worse case mean?

  • July 10, 2009

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told government leaders at a swine flu preparedness summit Thursday leaders to plan for the worst-case scenario of the virus reappearing with renewed strength this fall. She advised 500 government, health and education "What we need to assume…

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H1N1 (Swine Flu): Looking for pandemic exercise ideas?

  • July 8, 2009

Look no further – Don’t let the title turn you off The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) just released a plan to help hospitals, emergency departments, first responders, and public health departments manage a surge in pandemic flu cases that many experts predict will…

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H1N1 (Swine Flu):Tamiflu Resistance in H1N1

  • July 6, 2009

With a vaccine still months away, currently our only medical bullet in the arsenal to fight H1N1 remains antivirals.  So the news of cases of Tamiflu resistance is met with concern.  However all cases of Tamiflu resistance are not created equal. So while the first…

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