Tenth Journal

28 May

Monday  7th May

as usual I went to college and study courses English For IT II, and on this occasion I learned about Influenza???, and the following is a summary :

Influenza virus is a single molecule that consists of millions of individual atoms. Although the bacteria can be considered a type of plant, secreting toxic substances into the body of the organism they invade, viruses, like influenza virus, is a living organism itself. We may consider them ordinary chemical molecules, but on other hand, we also have to consider them as living because they are able to breed in limited numbers.

An attack that is caused by the influenza virus in the body produces temporary immunity, but, unfortunately, is protection against only the type of virus that causes influenza. Because the disease can be produced by one of three types, referred to as A, B, or C, and many varieties within each type, finally, because the virus can periodically change the characteristics, problems mutations makes it difficult to carry out a successful immunization program. Vaccines are not effective against the new strain developing.

Approximately every ten years, allegedly caused by a new strain of type A virus, virus pandemic has spread rapidly, infecting millions of people. The vaccine has been developed which have been found to be 70 to 90 percent effective for at least six months to either type A or B of the influenza virus, and live-virus vaccines are in development of genetic engineering. Currently, the United States Public Health Service recommends annual vaccinations only for those at greatest risk of complications from influenza, including pregnant women and parents.

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Posted by on May 28, 2012 in English for IT


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