The second wave

The second wave

Currently statistics clearly shows that the first wave of a pandemic influenza H1N1 (in some countries, there were already two) passed its peak and is now the incidence has declined. The same can generally be said of the "seasonal" strains of influenza and other viral respiratory infections.

Cases of swine flu registered in 209 countries, 14,142 laboratory-confirmed cases of the disease led to the death (the real number of deaths is much higher). However, forecasts the spread of the virus in 2009, made on the basis of information about previous pandemics have been exaggerated: the actual mortality and morbidity were 4-6 times less than predicted.

This has led critics to accuse the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic contrived and overblown hype around it unjustified. The men at first frightened by a scary word "pandemic" and alarmist media reports, relieved and relaxed. Moreover, given the fact that at the peak of the epidemic a new strain of influenza caused up to 45 percent of all cases of respiratory infections, such a relaxing and touched the "seasonal" flu, not to mention other viral respiratory infections, which, however, have not gone away.

However, talk about stopping the epidemic of SARS, including pandemic and "seasonal" flu, to put it mildly, early.

The incidence of these infections in some areas of the world remains very high, and many of these areas are our neighbors. Thus, according to the WHO, the high rates of respiratory viruses are observed at present in Poland and other Eastern European countries, Mongolia, and on some islands of Japan, as well as in South and South-East Asia. In the near future is expected to rise in the incidence in Australia and New Zealand.

In Russia, too, the complete cessation of the epidemic has not yet come — epidporog is exceeded in eight subjects of the federation.

However, the season of the epidemic of influenza and SARS in our latitudes is not the warmest ends in March and April, that is, these infections have another 2-3 months to "take revenge". And everyone will calm this only help.

The fact that, according to both international and domestic experts first wave epidemic was milder predictions largely because during previous pandemics in the arsenal of medicine did not have such an arsenal of anti-epidemic measures, which has been used now.

In particular, the important role played by various antiviral drugs promptly informing the public about the beginning, distribution, and measures to prevent respiratory infections, the introduction of quarantine measures, as well as the swift development and production of sufficient quantities of vaccine and carried out in record time, a global vaccination campaign against the pandemic, as against seasonal strains of the virus.

If control measures are not to continue to the end of the cold season, the second wave epidemic will be more than likely, and it may be every bit bigger first. This is particularly true of the influenza virus, the notoriously not predictable: the virus is constantly accumulating mutations that lead to the processes of antigenic drift and antigenic shift, may at any time cause a failure of acquired immunity and antiviral drugs that will cause a new surge in the incidence.

Therefore, today remains highly relevant recommendations to dress for the weather (to avoid hypothermia), follow a nutritious diet (it strengthens the body and increases its defenses), grafted available vaccines (if this is not done in the autumn) and, if there was still cold, stop going to the schools or to work (not to infect other members of the team).

At the beginning of the second wave of the epidemic to these measures it is recommended to add a drug prophylaxis of viral infections. Drugs that act directly on the virus, except in certain cases of high risk of infection to prevent such a suit is not enough: first, they tend to operate on a certain type of respiratory virus and useless in others, and secondly, they have a number of side effects, the probability of which is enhanced by Chronic administration.

These shortcomings spared drugs that stimulate your own body's antiviral immunity, that is, immunomodulators. Their effect is not dependent on the particular strain of virus.

Immunomodulators have a pronounced preventive effect: if mobilize the body's defenses directly at worsening the epidemic situation, without waiting for the infection, the disease is in contact with the virus will experience mild or not develop at all. This will keep the ability to work and save money on treatment.

If an infection does occur, it is best to start taking immunomodulators immediately after the first symptoms — then the effect of the drug will be most pronounced.

One of immunomodulators, for years of use showed the high efficiency of the flu and SARS — this is the original home preparation "Cyclopheron." Its active substance meglumine akridonatsetat stimulates the production of specific molecules in the body — interferons.

These molecules are released by cells of the body in response to invading virus and cell viability change processes, so that it becomes resistant to the virus and is not involved in breeding. Furthermore, interferons induce activation of immune cells — lymphocytes and macrophages.

The research "Cyclopheron" confirmed its effectiveness in flu caused by different strains of the virus — preparation produces a pronounced therapeutic effect, significantly reducing the severity and duration of an already existing disease, and is also used to prevent infection.

Thus "Cyclopheron" well tolerated, easy to use and compatible with all medications.

According to the materials, LLC "NTFF" POLYSAN '"


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