NEWS RELEASE: SIXTH ANTI-VIRAL RESISTANT FLU CASE IDENTIFIED
Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) laboratory results confirm a sixth Delaware case of antiviral-resistant influenza for the 2010 – 2011 flu season. A 55 year-old woman from Kent County was infected with an influenza strain found to be resistant to oseltamivir, the preferred treatment antiviral medication used to treat confirmed cases of influenza.
The Division of Public Health has found another case of anti-viral resistant flu in Delaware. A 55 year old Kent County woman has been found with a strain of influenza that is resistant to tamiflu,
which is the preferred treatment for people confirmed with influenza. However there are three other anti-viral medications approved for use. While it’s late in the flu season – state Health officials say you should still take precautions to guard against the flu.