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Data from the World Health Organization's Global Influenza Surveillance Network indicate that the H5N1 strains that have been circulating are susceptible to 2 neuraminidase inhibitor antiviral drugs approved to treat human influenza infections in some countries: oseltamivir (sold as Tamiflu, available as capsules or an oral suspension) and zanamivir (sold as Relenza, only available in an inhaled form).

In order to establish that Relenza™ is effective in humans infected with bird flu, clinical data from humans will be needed.

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Aviragen Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results - GlobeNewswire (press release) Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:03:06 GMT

Aviragen Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results
GlobeNewswire (press release)
The 2016 revenue was comprised of $0.4 million in Relenza royalties and $0.2 million in non-cash royalty revenue related to certain royalty rights that were sold to HealthCare Royalty Partners III, L.P. (HCRP) in April 2016. The $0.2 million was passed ...

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Should you take an antiviral drug when you get the flu? - Harvard Health Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:17:54 GMT

Harvard Health

Should you take an antiviral drug when you get the flu?
Harvard Health
Bad case of the flu? Antiviral medications, such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza), may reduce symptoms and help you recover from the flu a day or two earlier. But oseltamivir came under fire a few months ago for a lack of effectiveness ...

AAP urges prompt influenza vaccination for all patients older than 6 ... - Healio Mon, 04 Sep 2017 09:41:01 GMT

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AAP urges prompt influenza vaccination for all patients older than 6 ...
Healio
The AAP's Committee on Infectious Diseases recommends that all patients aged 6 months and older receive an annual seasonal influenza vaccine by the end of ...
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WHO distributes Tamiflu around the globe - Independent Online Tue, 05 Sep 2017 13:22:50 GMT

WHO distributes Tamiflu around the globe
Independent Online
In the absence of an efficient vaccine against influenza A(H1N1), only Tamiflu made by Switzerland's Roche and Relenza by Britain's GlaxoSmithKline are considered efficient drugs to keep the virus in check. Roche had said it donated five million ...

Donor blood used in groundbreaking flu treatment trial - 9news.com.au Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:14:12 GMT

Donor blood used in groundbreaking flu treatment trial
9news.com.au
Experts are hoping the treatment will help sick patients who are not eligible for existing anti-viral drugs such as Tamiflu and Relenza, which are only effective within 48 hours of onset. "We are more than halfway through the enrolment period and of ...

Swine flu: know the warning signs, act early - Independent Online Mon, 04 Sep 2017 15:47:01 GMT

Swine flu: know the warning signs, act early
Independent Online
Litman said doctors would rather get a call from or see a high-risk person "sooner rather than later" to decide whether they needed the anti-flu medications Tamiflu or Relenza. The drugs work best if taken within the first 48 hours of symptoms. If the ...

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US flu infections 'unprecedented' in 2009 | IOL Lifestyle - Independent Online Mon, 28 Aug 2017 01:32:22 GMT

US flu infections 'unprecedented' in 2009 | IOL Lifestyle
Independent Online
Washington - H1N1 swine flu killed an estimated 3 900 Americans from April to October, including more than 500 children, US health officials said on Thursday.

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The flu season is almost here - KRIS Corpus Christi News Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:16:42 GMT

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The flu season is almost here
KRIS Corpus Christi News
The CDC recommends oseltamivir (Tamiflu), peramivir (Rapivab), or zanamivir (Relenza). The drugs work best when you get them within 48 hours of your first symptoms. They can cut your case of flu by a day if you get them early on. You'll take them for 5 ...
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Flu Season Is Around the Corner: What You Need to Know - Pharmacy Times Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:23:09 GMT

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Flu Season Is Around the Corner: What You Need to Know
Pharmacy Times
Influenza is an acute respiratory illness caused by viruses that invade the nose, throat, and lungs. There are multiple types of influenza viruses, classified first by ...

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H1N1 Swine flu kills 26 in Odisha, Know Tests, Symptoms and Treatment - Newsfolo Sat, 26 Aug 2017 23:42:13 GMT

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H1N1 Swine flu kills 26 in Odisha, Know Tests, Symptoms and Treatment
Newsfolo
Death toll in Odisha due to swine flu rose to 26 with the news of 2 more deaths being reported on Saturday, a health official said. Two persons suffering from swine flu succumbed to the disease while getting treatment in private hospital. Official said ...

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