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How to survive a potential killer

How to survive a potential killer

作者:苌多跃  时间:2019-03-08 12:20:01  人气:

By Debora MacKenzie THERE are three approaches to an infectious disease: you can survive it (or not), kill off the bug responsible, or best of all prevent it. If swine flu goes pandemic, what should we do? First, there’s treating it. The Mexican swine flu resists older antiviral drugs like rimantadine. It is still susceptible to the Tamiflu and Relenza in national stockpiles – such as they are – but virologists were shocked this past flu season when ordinary human H1N1 spontaneously developed near-total resistance to Tamiflu. Swine H1N1 could well do the same,