Navigation Links
Fate and effects of the drug Tamiflu in the environment
Date:11/26/2008

The research council FORMAS, Sweden, has granted 5.9 million SEK to a new research project that will study the environmental fate and effects of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu on the development on influenza resistance.

Tamiflu is being stockpiled all over the world for use in fighting the next influenza pandemic. However, there are growing signs that influenza viruses may develope resistance to this vital pharmaceutical, because it is routinely prescribed for seasonal influenza.

This research project is interdisciplinary and will combine studies on the environmental fate of the drug with in vivo studies of the development of Tamiflu resistant viruses say the project leader Bjrn Olsen at the Department of Medical Sciences Uppsala University.

This research project presents an innovative approach to studying the development of Tamiflu resistance in influenza viruses caused by environmental contamination which is a potential threat to one of our few defences against a future influenza pandemic.

Scientists from Uppsala University, Ume University and Karolinska Institute will investigate the potential problem from an environmental chemical, virological and infectious diseases aspect.

A wide range of topics will be addressed; studies of the degradation of Tamiflu in sewage treatment plants will be combined with screening of the environmental levels in surface water in Japan. Japan is one of the world's top-per-capita consumers of Tamiflu and it has been estimated that approximately 40% of those that are infected by influenza viruses are treated with Tamiflu. This makes Japan one of the "Hot Spots" in the world and the research project has established collaboration with scientists at Kyoto University and several field sampling campaigns in Japan has been scheduled. Detected environmental levels will then be used in an in vivo Mallard infection model for detailed studies on the development of Tamiflu resistance in low pathogenic avian viruses. This will be combined with a screening study of the occurrence of resistant viruses in faecal samples from wild ducks in the vicinity of Japanese sewage treatment plants.


'/>"/>

Contact: Bjrn Olsen
bjorn.olsen@medsci.uu.se
46-702-384-944
Uppsala University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Supportive teachers, peers can ease negative effects of frequent moves in elementary school
2. Tailored Drug Delivery Reduces Adverse Effects After PCI
3. Studies examine treatment for gout and the conditions protective effects
4. Anti-VEGF drugs for retinal diseases could have serious side effects, scientists caution
5. Anti-VEGF Drugs for Retinal Diseases Could Have Serious Side Effects, Scientists Caution
6. Effects of anesthesia on the heart
7. Hormone Normalization Shows Encouraging Effects In Documented Clinically Deficient Men/Women
8. National Academy of Neuropsychology to Focus on Effects of Sports Concussions at 2008 Conference
9. VIDEO from Medialink and Philips: Microbubbles Developed to Administer Medications That Fight Cancer and Reduce Side Effects
10. 9/11s Health Effects Lingered for Years
11. Tysabri Lawyers Pulaski & Middleman Launch Web Resource Center for Patients Suffering from Tysabri Side Effects
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... For over twenty-four years, Doctors on ... to help personal injury victims find high quality medical care. When the company started ... area. Fast forward to present day and the now ten-page directory features a vast ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... the Open Enrollment Period (or Annual Election Period), is ending December 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare ... plan (Part C) or prescription drug plan (Part D) need to make changes during ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... More than ... and while 84 percent of parents report speaking with their child about sex related ... sexually transmitted diseases. , Mediaplanet is proud to announce the launch of its second ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Sourced from the Isbre Springs beneath the ... its unmatched natural purity of just 6 ppm TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in addition ... has been available in several ShopRite and FoodTown stores in NJ and received rave ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... On November 24th, 2016, Thanksgiving morning, ... different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This is the largest meal delivery ... Thanksgiving morning by putting together individual meals via assembly lines and passing them ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec 1, 2016 Research ... "Drug Delivery in Cancer - Technologies, Markets and Companies" ... , ... challenge in management of cancer The market value of ... Cancer market estimates from 2015-2025 are given according to organs involved ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 Around the corners of world, cancer ... habitable land present over earth. Cancer has become one ... a life time this is because of the increasing ... Given the steady increase in global cancer incidence with ... healthcare costs of treatment, there is increasing interest in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Dec. 2, 2016 Allergan plc (NYSE: ... information on its previously announced Accelerated Share Repurchase (ASR) Program. ... ... As previously announced, the Company entered into a ... the Company will repurchase $10 billion of its ordinary shares. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: