GRASP: The Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance Programme – Health Protection Agency – 26 February 2013

Posted on February 28, 2013. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , , |

GRASP: The Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance Programme – Health Protection Agency – 26 February 2013

“The first Gonorrhoea Resistance Action Plan for England and Wales is published today, recommending a heightened national response to combat this serious threat. The Action Plan was developed by the Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance Programme (GRASP), established by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) to monitor the growing global problem of emerging resistance over the last decade in the absence of new therapeutic options.”

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Swine Flu Sample Resistant to Antiviral Oseltamivir – UK Health Protection Agency – 30 June 2009

Posted on July 1, 2009. Filed under: Influenza A(H1N1) / Swine Flu | Tags: , |

Swine Flu Sample Resistant to Antiviral Oseltamivir

Info copied from the HPA website.

“The National Influenza Centre of Denmark at Statens Serum Institut has reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the identification of an isolate of swine flu (H1N1v) resistant to the antiviral oseltamivir.

Following testing in Denmark, resistance was also confirmed by the WHO Collaborating Centre at the Medical Research Council (MRC) National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in the UK.

The virus remained susceptible to the antiviral zanamivir.”  … continues on the website

For further information on swine flu visit the Health Protection Agency’s website.

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