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Experts Say Tamiflu Must be Administered Within Two Days

by Rajashri on August 27, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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 Experts Say Tamiflu Must be Administered Within Two Days

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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