Protection from any flu

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This year's flu epidemic, usually having a clear seasonal pattern lasted until the warm season. And it's not just a new strain of the virus H1N1 — now all over the world registered more cases of "normal" variants of the influenza virus than usual this season.

Flu symptoms are well known to most people and repeatedly described in the scientific and popular articles. They are made up of common manifestations of severe intoxication and inflammation of the airways. Typically, the symptoms gradually bright tested for 10 days or more, but complete recovery of the body after infection does not occur in less than a month.

In children, the elderly, chronically ill and frail people flu complicated pneumonia meninges or cardiac muscle. And in the most severe, form of the disease develop hypertoxic increased bleeding, brain damage and internal organs, which can last several days lead to death.

Every few decades, the spread of flu is becoming a pandemic, covering all continents and blowing millions of lives. The first documented mention of a flu pandemic is dated 1580 year, when infection from China and Russia came through Africa to Europe, greatly reducing its population. In the twentieth century there were three pandemics: in 1918-19, 1957 and 1968. The most devastating of them — the "Spanish flu" of 1918-19 years — claimed by modern estimates range from 50 million to 100 million lives, and reach not only all over the world, but also to arctic latitudes and the Pacific Islands.

Such uneven incidence of influenza caused by the high variability of the virus. Every few years, it changes its antigenic structure and is no longer recognized by the human immune system, colliding with the other species. The most common changes are the two surface proteins of the virus particle possessing antigenic properties — hemagglutinin and neuraminidase. They are designated by the letters H and N, and himself virus called according to his species of these antigens, eg, H1N1, H3N2, H5N1, etc. It should be noted that among the viruses of the same types of hemagglutinin and neuraminidase, there are differences relating to other structural elements and affecting virulence and severity of infection.

Special concern is that subtypes of the virus, having overcome the species barrier (except people flu can infect birds, pigs, horses, and other animals). This happened, for example, in 1997, when the "bird" was the H5N1 strain to cause severe and often lethal disease in humans. However, from person to person this virus not yet learned, so that the risk is low it now.

The new threat of a pandemic originated a little over a month ago, when the variation of the virus H1N1, consisting of fragments of genetic "pork", "human" and "bird" strains caused an outbreak in Mexico, where it has spread to other countries in the world. Although it is clear that the mortality rate in this disease, before the appearance of an official surnamed name "swine flu", is not as high as in the bird flu, the World Health Organization pandemic threat until the shoots — outbreak of infections transmitted from person to person is far from completion.

The situation is complicated by the fact that the flu is caused by a virus, not bacteria, which means that antibiotics to deal with it is not effective. As a rule, the main hope in the prevention of viral infections is assigned to the vaccine, but against the new H1N1 strain is not yet developed.

But there is other way — to mobilize the body's own defenses to fight the virus. The fact that in response to the invasion of body cells isolated viruses special substances — interferons vital processes that alter cells so that it becomes resistant to the virus and is not involved in reproduction, as well as activated immune cells — B lymphocytes and macrophages.

Protection from any fluProduction of interferons can increase the immunostimulatory drugs. The most studied and well-established of these drugs is the original home preparation "TSikloferon" containing interferon inducer synthesis akridonatsetat methylglucamine.

The research "Cyclopheron" confirmed its effectiveness in flu caused by different strains of the virus — the drug produces pronounced prophylactic effect, and significantly reduces the severity and duration of an already existing disease. Therefore it is included in the Russian recommendations for treatment of influenza species, including avian.

At a meeting on influenza head of Rospotrebnadzor Gennady Onishchenko said that the virus is sensitive to a large number of drugs, including those made in Russia. Among the preparations, the sensitivity to which the new virus laboratory-confirmed, was named "Cyclopheron."

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