The CDC is now warning NOT to use amantadine and rimantadine to prevent or treat influenza this year

The CDC is now warning NOT to use amantadine and rimantadine to prevent or treat influenza this year.

Over 90% of this year's dominant influenza A strain is resistant to these antivirals...up from only 11% last year.

The sharp rise in resistance is possibly due to the increased use of amantadine and rimantadine overseas.

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