Everyone is familiar with influenza. In the past ten years, influenza viruses have been circulating every year. On May 20, 2009, Taiwan also reported its first case of imported H1N1 influenza, which caused dozens of cases at the end of December. 10,000 people have been infected with 844 people, and 35 people have died in hospital due to infection with the new type of influenza complicated by severe illness.
He Zongxian, a pediatric emergency physician at the Pediatric Department of the Hospital Affiliated to the National Cheng Kung University School of Medicine, said, “Basically, when we talk about influenza, we specifically refer to the influenza virus, which is called Influenzavirus in English. The common cold we talk about is actually a group of viruses. In terms of symptoms, the symptoms of influenza will be more severe and obvious, and the symptoms of general discomfort will be more serious. If it is a common cold, it is usually the symptoms of the respiratory tract, nasal congestion, runny nose, etc. There will be more runny nose, sneezing, sore throat.”
Although the root cause is human beings themselves, the virus that was originally safe in birds and birds was transmitted to humans through pigs, giving them a chance to mutate and spread, and new types of influenza viruses often appear. No matter what In this way, human beings must fight the virus after all, which is another difficult battle.
He Zongxian, a pediatric emergency physician at the Pediatric Department of the Hospital Affiliated to the National Cheng Kung University School of Medicine, said, “Of course, the current vaccines are not ideal for protection. On average, the current influenza vaccine may be 70%, so there are many virologists and immunologists. , what are they developing, they call it a “next-generation flu vaccine” or a universal type (flu vaccine), which means that no matter if you have a gun or a knife, as long as you are wearing bad people’s clothes, I will always put you grab it. “
Since human beings appeared on this earth, the war with viruses has never stopped. Influenza viruses are even more cunning and changeable, to the point of being elusive, but they are also human beings, formidable and formidable enemies, so we must fight against influenza viruses. , With more understanding and awareness, when they appear again, we can avoid panic and deal with them calmly.
(FTV News/Comprehensive Report)