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an tee vahy ruhl

  • n  any drug that destroys viruses
  • a  inhibiting or stopping the growth and reproduction of viruses

  • The resistant strain is also treatable with antiviral medications other than Tamiflu; zanamivir, or Relenza, still combats all three subtypes of influenza.
  • He couldn't offer the same hope to the estimated 100,000 patients in later stages of infection who in the past year have begun taking the same antiviral "cocktails"--often with .
  • It also adds urgency to their preparedness plans, which include acquiring and distributing antiviral medications and a vaccine, if and when one becomes available.
News & Articles

  • Prevention Pill Cuts HIV Risk For Injecting Drug Users
    A once-a-day pill has been proven to lower the risk of getting HIV among needle-using drug addicts, just as it does among heterosexual couples and men who have sex with men. Among 2,400 injecting drug users in Bangkok, those assigned to take a daily dose of an antiviral drug Viread, or tenofovir generically, had half the risk of getting HIV over a four-year period as those who took a placebo pill.
    June 13, 2013 - KERA North Texas

  • Barack Obama in Washington Post
    Obama noted that the flu strain "can be defeated by a course of antiviral treatment that we already have on hand."
  • Mike Leavitt in Consumer Affairs
    Having a stockpile of antiviral drugs is an important part of our pandemic influenza preparedness plan,Leavitt said. "These purchases are a continuation of our aggressive multi-pronged approach to a potentially critical public health...
  • York Chow in Reuters
    If there are many patients, we will have designated clinics that will perform checkups and monitor them and administer antiviral drugs (Tamiflu) if needed. We will require them to be quarantined at home,health secretary York Chow said.

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