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VASQUEZ CUBAS, Humberto. Controversy over oseltamivir and its effectiveness against influenza. An. Fac. med. [online]. 2019, vol.80, n.2, pp.234-238. ISSN 1025-5583.

Complications of viral respiratory infections cause significant mortality. During the 2009 H1N1 flu epidemic, 18449 deaths were reported worldwide. In Peru, there were 312 deaths due to H1N1 flu reported by the Ministry of Health. Oseltamivir is still considered essential in severe cases of H1N1 influenza; however there is controversy about their benefit and their safety. The literature is reviewed, which leads us to conclude that rational use and the evaluation of its cost effectiveness are important.

Keywords : Oseltamivir; Influenza; Human; Effectiveness.

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