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Drug-Resistant Swine Flu Found

It’s finally here: a drug-resistant strain of swine flu. A Danish patient has been found with a resistance to Tamiflu, the leading drug to fight the virus. The mutation may have occurred because the patient was taking Tamiflu to prevent the illness, which, according to the CDC, is much better than using the drug after contracting drug-resistant swine flu. But, luckily, the resistance may be nothing more than an outlier. According to a spokeswoman for Roche, which produces Tamiflu: “It is possible to see occasional reports of resistance while a drug remains largely effective.”