Experts Say Tamiflu Must be Administered Within Two Days
by Rajashri on August 27, 2009 at 9:30 PM
With the number of swine flu cases on the rise, experts are debating when exactly Tamiflu must be administered to get a proper response.
"The H1N1 virus changes form periodically and this is why it should not be taken lightly. Besides, Tamiflu has to be given in the first 48 hours of the onset of symptoms," Dr Akhil Mukim, who is part of a team developing swine flu vaccine told the Times of India.
He also said that people must avoid public functions, insist on meetings in open air settings, keep offices well ventilated and avoid sitting in the centrally air-conditioned offices for long time.
The World Health Organization has already warned that diabetic persons, pregnant women, infants, anaemic patients, asthamatic people and people with hypertension and heart diseases are at a greater risk of suffering from complications caused by swine flu.
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