The common flu bug is getting tougher.

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New data suggests that this winter's most common flu strain--the H1N1--is showing resistance to the frontline anti-flu treatment, Tamiflu by Roche.

The H1N1 virus, a sub-type of a common Influenza-A virus, is proving resistant to Tamiflu in 14 per cent of samples taken in Europe this winter, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

The centre said 148 samples were taken in ten European countries, and 19 were resistant.

A similar sampling exhibited resistance in six per cent in Canada and seven per cent in the United States, according to national health authorities. Resistance was previously revealed in less than 0.5 per cent of samples.

The World Health Organization in Geneva said the increase in...

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