Or even contain it. Seems like the world is attacking it at the beginning stages (e.g., quarentines). Hopefully that will stop a pandemic. Better to see it coming early than to be behind the curve on something like this.Originally posted by Monique
let's hope they are able to develop a vaccine.
I've heard that this drug works better in women and children then men and older persons. Those patients who smoke are more more difficult to recover from the atypical pneumonia. For some cases in which patients show no good responds to the drug, doctors use antibodies from recovered person to treat those who are sick, this works quite well too.they've found an anti-viral agent (Ribavirin) with good effectiveness against it.
Just like the bird flu, H5N1, attacked people in Hong Kong few years ago.It might also already have been present in animals and it just changed host.
In reality, it will be pretty hard to contain it in a city that packs millions in a tiny area. But still, China should have told WHO so to limit its spread to other countires.Originally posted by Loren Booda
The origin of many disease vectors begins in China where there is a dense population, many people living with livestock and poultry, poor control of epidemics (as the Chinese government admitted this week) and a large movement of goods and people to outside the region.
Hi Mich, well, there are several ways. The main problem with virusses is that they are inside our own body cells so difficult to recognize or to target. The main thing you would want to do is target one of the virus-specific pathways. In the case of SARS, we are dealing with a virus that is made up of RNA (rather than DNA) as a genetic material. For an RNA virus to work, it first needs to covert itself to DNA, this is good step to target since it doesn't occur much in our own body cells.Originally posted by mich
How does an anti viral agent work to get rid of the virus?
Thank you for your time