January 5, 2023, 01:23 – Public News Service – OSN

Pavel Volchkov, head of the MIPT genome engineering laboratory, virologist, candidate of medical sciences, warned that if the central nervous system is damaged in flu the person is more likely to die.

He spoke in an interview with URA.RU as follows: “The nervous system is the last organ to be affected. In order for the virus to cross the blood-brain barrier, you need to have a very severe infection. If the flu virus has reached there, then the person is really bad, and he is most likely not a tenant.

However, the expert assured that before getting into the central nervous system, the influenza virus must go a long way.

Next year, Russia may find itself in a new wave of the pandemic. However, this time the cause will not be the coronavirus, but the flu. The corresponding statement was made by the immunologist, candidate of medical sciences Nikolai Kryuchkov. According to him, in this context, 2024 may be situationally the same as 2009 and 2010.

In addition, the doctor stressed that, even if the flu acquires a pandemic form, it will not be tolerated with more severe manifestations than the coronavirus. In addition, he noted that in this case, the mortality rate will not increase. More about it read in material Public news service.