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Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010


Possible Recurrent Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Infection, Israel

Eran Kopel1Comments to Author , Michal Mandelboim1, Ziva Amitai, Itamar Grotto, Musa Hindiyeh, Ehud Kaliner, Ella Mendelson, and Irina Volovik
Author affiliations: Ministry of Health, Tel Aviv, Israel (E. Kopel, Z. Amitai, E. Kaliner, I. Volovik); Ministry of Health, Ramat Gan, Israel (M. Mandelboim, M. Hindiyeh, E. Mendelson); Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel (I. Grotto)

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Real-time RT-PCR for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus and results of experimental assay* for oseltamivir resistance mutation H275Y, Israel, 2009†

Date Patient 1
Patient 2
RT-PCR Oseltamivir resistance/sensitivity RT-PCR Oseltamivir resistance/sensitivity
Aug 10 Positive Sensitive
Aug 14 Positive Resistant
Aug 19 Positive Resistant
Sep 1 Positive Resistant
Sep 14 Negative
Nov 22 Positive Sensitive Negative
Nov 29 Negative
Dec 14 Positive Sensitive
Dec 14 Negative
Dec 17 Negative
Dec 21 Negative

*Source (4).
†RT-PCR, reverse transcription–PCR; –, not tested.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.