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Swine Flu Is Like a Tsunami
29.04.2009 18:26
Swine Flu Is Like a Tsunami

Swine influenza, terrorizing Mexico, appeared from fusion of two flu species, which infect pigs. Human beings are lucky to have immunity to this virus, Russian virologists say.
      The fact, showing we can resist the virus, is that pig flu did not kill anyone in the USA and Europe due to its early recognition. High death rate from pig flu in Mexico Russian scientists explain by low quality of public health services in this particular country.
      Medics know that swine influenza appeared from American strain of pig flu (it gave six parts of its genome) and European strain (two parts). The virus is highly virulent, which means than one virus carrier in an airplane will infect all passengers in 3-4 hours, because it proliferates in upper respiratory tract. Russian medics think that quarantine will not stop the disease from entering any country, and Russia is not an exception.
      Russian medics admit that pandemic can happen situation will clear up during this week. Common anti-flu vaccines might help they eliminate complications and make the disease more subtle.
      A vaccine for swine influenza will appear at least in six months. Medics recommend taking Tamiflu and Arbidol, though it is less effective than first drug. Don't forget to cook pork before eating, medics warn.
      Source: Science & Life


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