5/17/2013

H7N9, Taiwan: Avian influenza virus isolated from first patient possibly partially resistant to oseltamivir (Ifeng, May 17 2013, edited)

[Source: Ifeng, full text: (LINK). Automatic translation from Chinese.]

H7N9, Taiwan: Avian influenza virus isolated from first patient possibly partially resistant to oseltamivir

2013 05 17, 2007 17:15 Source: China Taiwan network

China Taiwan Network May 17, according to Taiwan's "Central News Agency" reports, Taiwan's first case of H7N9 infection has transferred to the general ward, National Taiwan University Hospital inspection found that infected individuals with the deposit resistant and non-resistant strain of the virus, treatment difficult, but fortunately the ability of the virus of human-to-human transmission is limited.

National Taiwan University Hospital, director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Li-Min Huang explained that the H7N9 virus may invade the body does not have the resistance to the invasion natural evolution of H7N9 Tamiflu resistant, co-existence and non-drug-resistant strains of the virus, due to the patient's condition is serious, National Taiwan University The hospital medical team for another antiviral injections.

Li-Min Huang said, The sick Taiwanese with both viruses at the same time makes the medical staff not easy to judge whether the ineffective treatment for drug resistance.

H7N9 Tamiflu resistant is not common, other viral drugs still effective, and H7N9 caused lung disease, but not infection of the upper respiratory tract, the patient does not appear runny nose, sneezing and other symptoms, so the virus will not be from the nose The pharyngeal opening secretion droplets.

Sick Taiwanese go from March 28 to April 9, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province , returned to Taiwan via Shanghai on April 9, the onset of the 12th. 20 turn into National Taiwan University Hospital, ECMO about 9-10 days to maintain heart and lung function, has dropped before ECMO, endotracheal intubation, turn into the general ward from the intensive care unit. (China Taiwan Network Shuai)

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