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Israel finds Tamiflu-resistant N1H1 virus

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Health Ministry identified a strain of swine flu that is resistant to the Tamiflu drug.

The strain was identified in a sample taken from a high-risk Israeli swine flu patient who recovered from the virus.

Tamiflu-resistant HIN1 virus strains have been found in other areas of the world.

Another drug, Relenza, also is used to treat the swine flu.