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Study: Early Treatment for Severe Flu Dramatically Reduces Risk of Death

A new study has found that adults who were treated early with the drug Tamiflu during the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic were 25 percent more likely to survive the illness compared to those who were also gravely ill but received no treatment.  Researchers say the message is that those with severe symptoms should be treated promptly.   Investigators led by Jonathan Nguyen-Van-Tam of Britain's University of Nottingham analyzed data involving more than 29,000 people from...

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