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Stockpiling anti-flu drug discouraged

Spokespeople from societies involved with infectious diseases and health in America have appealed to the American residents not to hoard the anti-influenza drug, Tamiflu, due to a perceived threat from influenza. The societies highlighted the low threat of the American population to the avian influenza virus, which has been proven to only be transferred from infected birds to humans via close contact. The groups are encouraging people to reserve the medication for people who fall ill with human strains of influenza this winter, which is designed to reduce the length and severity of flu. The drug companies are increasing production of anti-viral medication to compensate for the heightened demand. Standard precautions to avoid the transmission of respiratory viral illnesses are also being promoted with good hygiene, avoiding public places when unwell, and covering ones mouth or nose when coughing and sneezing.

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About: Stockpiling anti-flu drug discouraged

Date: 31 October 2005

Source: Doctors guide channels

URL: http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/news/8525697700573E18852570AB006A438E

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