Recombinomics Commentary 13:50
January 6, 2010
We report on 3 patients with confirmed influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 reinfection after successful treatment with oseltamivir.

The above comments are from a report in the current EID of re-infections by H1N1 in lab confirmed cases treated with Tamiflu in Chile.  This report follows media reports of other cases in the United States with at least two lab confirmed infections in individual patients.  The other reports had larger gaps in disease onset dates and those re-infections are similar to many anecdotal reports. 


•  Even as flu cases fall, no downside to vaccine, doctors say (Link)
•  Canada to Bridge Mexico’s H1N1 Flu Vaccine Requirements (Link)
•  Provinces, territories report H1N1 vaccination rates that top 50% in some cases (Link)

•  A/H1N1 flu cases decrease in China (Link)
•  Hong Kong reports 55th fatality of Influenza A/H1N1 (Link)
•  Doctor warns of higher mortality risk from steroid therapy (Link)

•  First swine flu death in Allahabad, probe ordered into CMO’s role (Link)
•  Pune Swine Flu toll rises to 158 (Link)

•  Romania Registers 66 Deaths, 5,915 AH1N1 Infections (Link)

•  Swine Flu Cases Could Increase – Official

•  Singaporeans urged to get H1N1 vaccines (Link)

South Korea
•  Active duty soldiers to get A/H1N1 flu vaccine (Link)

United States
•  CA: L.A. taxicab drivers to receive free H1N1 flu shots (Link)
•  CA: New Year Could Bring A New Wave Of Swine Flu (Link)
•  CO: Olympic Athletes Given H1N1 Vaccines To Prevent Flu Outbreak (Link)
•  FL: Pierce County Man Dies From H1N1 Flu (Link)
•  KY: Sixth H1N1 Death Confirmed In North Kentucky (Link)
•  MN: State reports two new H1N1 deaths; cases still ebbing (Link)
•  NV: H1N1-related death reported in S. Nevada (Link)
•  RI: Flu outbreak ‘resolved’ at Zambarano unit (Link)
•  TX: New Swine Flu Deaths In Dallas and Tarrant  (Link)

•  Bird flu resurfaces in Ca Mau province (Link)

•  Developing Countries Reassess Need For Donated H1N1 Vaccine (Link)
•  Safety of Thimerosal in Vaccines Against 2009 H1N1 Flu (Link)
•  Flu vaccine doesn’t work in arthritis patients treated wth rituximab (Link)
•  Flu vaccine doesn’t work in arthritis patients treated with rituximab (Link)

•  Recombinomics: D225E and D225N H1N1 RBD Changes in Turkey (Link)
•  Fall flu wave tested pediatric hospitals with tough choices (Link)