Perspectives on antiviral use during pandemic influenza.

  title={Perspectives on antiviral use during pandemic influenza.},
  author={Frederick G. Hayden},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={356 1416},
Antiviral agents could potentially play a major role in the initial response to pandemic influenza, particularly with the likelihood that an effective vaccine is unavailable, by reducing morbidity and mortality. The M2 inhibitors are partially effective for chemoprophylaxis of pandemic influenza and evidence from studies of interpandemic influenza indicate that the neuraminidase inhibitors would be effective in prevention. In addition to the symptom benefit observed with M2 inhibitor treatment… CONTINUE READING


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