Oseltamivir-Resistant Seasonal A(H1N1) and A(H1N1)pdm09 Influenza Viruses from the 2007/2008 to 2012/2013 Season in Nara Prefecture, Japan

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Abstract

We examined the incidence of oseltamivir-resistant seasonal A(H1N1) and A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza viruses from the 2007/2008 to 2012/2013 season in Nara Prefecture, Japan. To detect the oseltamivir resistance marker in neuraminidase (NA), 365 influenza viruses (60 seasonal A(H1N1) and 305 A(H1N1)pdm09) were sequenced. The H275Y mutation in the NA gene, which confers resistance to oseltamivir, was identified in 93.8% (30/32) of seasonal A(H1N1) viruses that were circulating during the 2008/2009 season. Moreover, the detection rate of oseltamivir-resistant A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses was 4.1% (3/74) and 2.8% (5/180) in the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 season, respectively. Four cases of oseltamivir-resistant A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection occurred in the same hematology ward during the 2010/2011 season. Our data show a low frequency of oseltamivir-resistant A(H1N1)pdm09 virus in Nara Prefecture but suggested the possibility of human-to-human transmission of this virus.

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases

    Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases 67(5), 385-388, 2014

    National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases Editorial Committee

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004692240
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA1132885X
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1344-6304
  • NDL Article ID
    025805315
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-C450
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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