Saturday, October 01, 2005

 

Newest Strain of Bird Flu is 'Resistant to Main Drug'



A strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus that may unleash the next global flu pandemic is showing resistance to Tamiflu, the antiviral drug that countries around the world are now stockpiling to fend off the looming threat.

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For a different perspective (and a sobering reminder of just how mortal we all are), go here: Why Bird Flu Won't Matter Either Way.

"Many humans are worried about this, and rightly so. After all, what if ...(you die)..? There’s still so many nice things to buy!"


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