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January 17, 2007

By the Rivers of Tamiflu -- Enserink 2007 (109): 3 -- ScienceNOW

 
By the Rivers of Tamiflu -- Enserink 2007 (109): 3 -- ScienceNOW
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The antiviral drug Tamiflu may save many lives if the world faces an influenza pandemic. But widespread use could inadvertently create new hazards, according to a new study. Significant amounts of the drug would be excreted, then flushed down toilets and end up in surface water, where it might trigger resistance in flu-infected water birds or pose unknown environmental threats. Although the researchers don't argue against the use of Tamiflu, they say the risks of its use on a large scale should be better studied.
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