2nd Tamiflu Resistent Swine Flu Patient Found in Japan
Health official in Japan say that a they have found a second case of a swine flu patient being resistant to Tamiflu, the most effective antiviral drug used to fight the disease.
The patient - a woman in Osaka prefecture - was recovering after having been given Ralenza, an alternative anti-flu medication, the Kyodo news agency reported.
Earlier this week a Danish swine flu patient was found to be resistant to Tamiflu.
First H1N1 swine flu patient was found to be resistant to Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) treatment in Denmark.
Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche is claiming that this is in fact normal and nothing to panic about.
"It is absolutely normal," she said, adding that "0.4 per cent of adults develop resistance" to Tamiflu.
She said the case does not indicate Tamiflu has become less effective against swine flu.