Date: 5 months ago   Category: Medicine

Flu epidemic. When reaches the Spaniard's scales


Ukrainians even more often have in recent days seasonal flu - both children, and adults. Whether there are conditions for a catastrophic pandemic? The incidence of flu both among children, and among adults grows in Ukraine. In Kiev for the last week have ached with flu 14 percent more, than for previous. In total - nearly 11,5 thousand. According to the authorities, the intensity of epidemic process is at the level characteristic of this period of year. As virologists say, all epidemics are continuation of the Spaniard - a flu pandemic from which more people, than have died from weapon of World War I in the same decade. Корреспондент.net tells details. The Spaniard has claimed tens of millions of lives the Spanish flu or the Spaniard was probably the most mass pandemic of flu for all history of mankind in absolute figures as on number caught, and the dead. In 18 months in 1918-1919 around the world the Spaniard has infected about 550 million people, or 29,5 percent of the population of the planet. About 50-100 million people have died. There were four waves of a pandemic. She has reached even the most distant islands until at last I have weakened and has abated in the spring of 1920. Hundred years ago chaos reigned in the world. World War I continued several years. When the first wave of flu has begun summer of 1918, all thought of another. It seemed to all that there is nothing unusual in cough and temperature, Yle writes. Especially strongly the disease stormed in prisoner-of-war camps during civil war. The exhausted prisoners were in general stronger subject to diseases. The virus had a set of symptoms and complications after a disease. As well as now, flu often could be followed by the pneumonia caused by bacteria. Pneumonia was the most common cause of death. The disease extended because people gathered on the markets and church services. The virus quickly got to the remote places and promptly there extended. Sometimes because of the Spanish flu the whole villages and the cities became empty. People should have no three conditions for repetition of accident of immunity to a virus After infection a virus the Virus has to cause a serious illness Modern flu has to be transmitted actively from one person to another - the Spaniard's descendant the Spanish flu has been called by a subtype of the H1N1 virus A. Derivative this virus in 2009 I have caused epidemic of swine flu. The flu which has initially come from pigs has begun to extend worldwide. By some estimates, 200 thousand people have died. Epidemic was prevented by means of inoculations, and fought against the complications caused by bacteria by means of antibiotics. Viruses of flu A are noticed at hundreds of bird species. Wild birds only extend a virus, it is deadly to house. In places of close contact of people and birds some types of a virus are infectious and for the person. Researchers have exact information on a genome of the first virus of flu A which has caused the Spanish flu. "It is important to know how this or that virus has developed. Many lines in a gene structure with

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