posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 09:49 PM
EL PASO -- A Pan-American Health Organization official was quoted during a seminar in California Monday as saying there have been Tamiflu-resistant
cases of the H1N1 virus in El Paso.
Tuesday that same official, Border Chief Maria Cerqueira, was pressed by ABC-7 and she clarified her remarks. She said tougher strains of the Swine
Flu virus are a concern but there have been no documented cases in El Paso or anywhere else along the border.
"There are lots of questions about vaccines, about the actual virus," said Cerqueira. "There's things we really don't know because it's so new,
there is very little evidence and there's also very limited resources to research everything."
Officials with Cerqueira's organization responded via a statement. They said their border chief's comments, which were publicized in an article in
the Armed Forces Press, were "inadvertent."
In the article, Cerqueira said, "We have found resistance to Tamiflu on the border. We have observed some cases, few to be sure, in El Paso and close
to McAllen, Texas." www.kvia.com...