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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Canada : N.B. man dead after contracting antiviral-resistant H1N1


" A 27-year-old New Brunswick man is the first in the province to die after contracting an antiviral-resistant strain of H1N1, health officials in the province say.

Michael Thomas Neill of Quispamsis died at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Monday.

Neill's death is the eighth and youngest fatality associated with the H1N1 virus in the province, said Dr. Paul Van Buynder, New Brunswick's deputy chief medical health officer.

Neill was also the first person in the province to have an H1N1 virus resistant to Tamiflu, the most common antiviral used to fight the infection, Van Buynder said."

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