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Treating Swine Flu

Posted by medliorator on April 26, 2009

Can the swine flu be treated with antiviral drugs?
Like some garden-variety flu, this swine flu is resistant to two drugs known as amantadine and rimantadine… CDC says Tamiflu and Relenza work against this strain of swine flu, the WSJ reports.

Does the flu vaccine protect against the swine flu?
The CDC reported earlier this week that the seasonal flu vaccine “might not” provide protection against the flu. The agency says it has created a “seed vaccine” specifically tailored to this swine flu. That could be used to manufacture a targeted vaccine if officials deem it necessary to do so.

Health Blog Q&A: Swine Flu in the U.S. and Mexico [WSJ]

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