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Prophylactic zanamivir is effective for flu

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:f

Question Does prophylactic use of zanamivir decrease the likelihood of influenza in families of a patient who seems to have the flu?

Synopsis Previous research has shown that treating family members of a patient who has developed influenza will decrease the likelihood of the virus's spread to other people living in the house (N Engl J Med 2000;343:1282-9). A study carried …

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