Image of the Week

News reports are indicating that in at least two cases, H7N9 seems resistant to the antiviral Tamiflu. This troubling development prompted our image of the week – yes we’ve all heard of it, have followed the case counts closely, have written about it week after week, but who amongst us has stared the virus down, mano-a-mano? Now’s your chance  –

Here’s looking at you,  H7N9  (image courtesy of CDC)

Um, is anyone else reminded of a different highly pathogenic virus? Starts with an “E” and ends with hemorrhaging? No?  Just us? Filamentous morphology aside, the virus’ ability to evade a key antiviral is definitely not good news.

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