MOSCOW, 12 Mar – RIA Novosti. Therapist Lyudmila Lapa, in a comment to the Zvezda TV channel, gave advice on treatment for avian influenza A virus infection with the H5N8 strain.
“It is necessary to treat it, just like COVID was treated, like everything else. We treat with antiviral drugs, we stop the autoimmune attack with hormones. There is a comprehensive treatment, as always,” the doctor said.
The medic urged not to panic and not run the situation in the event of a cold. “The most important thing is not to start it. If you get sick, go straight to the doctor, immediately decide what it is. If you have a fever, stay at home, call a doctor. This is the most important thing,” Lapa emphasized.
The doctor believes that the mutation of the new type of avian influenza virus will be similar to previously encountered viruses for which a treatment strategy has already been developed.
Earlier, the director of the Scientific Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Viral Infections Georgy Vikulov told how to avoid infection with bird flu. He recommended avoiding raw poultry and raw eggs, and avoiding wild poultry.