Adamantane-resistant influenza infection during the 2004-05 season

Mahbubur Rahman, Rick A. Bright, Burney A. Kieke, James G. Donahue, Robert T. Greenlee, Mary Vandermause, Amanda Balish, Angela Foust, Nancy J. Cox, Alexander I. Klimov, David K. Shay, Edward A. Belongia

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Adamantane-resistant influenza A is an emerging problem, but infections caused by resistant and susceptible viruses have not been compared. We identified adamantane resistance in 47% of 152 influenza A virus (H3N2) isolates collected during 2005. Resistant and susceptible viruses caused similar symptoms and illness duration. The prevalence of resistance was highest in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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