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Via: Wral.Com

North Carolina public health officials are continuing to address public concern over the mutated strain of the H1N1 virus. Three of four patients at Duke University Hospital with a drug-resistant form of the H1N1 flu virus died. The adult patients, treated in an isolated unit of the hospital over the last six weeks, tested positive for a mutation of the virus that was resistant to the drug Tamiflu, one of two medicines that help fight H1N1. Health officials said the fatal cases were rare and the patients were very ill with underlying compromised immune systems and multiple medical conditions. It is not clear whether their deaths were related to the flu infections.

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