Russian virologist Sergei Vostrokhov warned of the high risk of a measles epidemic.
Virologist Sergei Vostrokhov assessed the risks posed by a measles outbreak in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod province, where more than 90 cases of the disease have been recorded.
According to the virologist, there is no special treatment against measles, which increases the risk of its spread.
Measles is a highly contagious disease, with an infection rate of up to 95%. The disease is transmitted through droplets spread in the air, which leads to a very rapid spread.
In the initial stage, the disease is accompanied by fever, cough, runny nose, and general weakness of the body.
In the next stage, a rash appears. After that, complications may appear in the form of pneumonia, hearing loss, vision problems, and even inflammation of the brain (meningitis) and spinal cord (paralysis).
The disease is particularly severe when it affects adults, so the local spread of the viral epidemic cannot be ruled out.
In an interview with the Moscow Region Today website, Vostrokhov pointed out that the only way to combat measles is to take precautionary measures to increase immunity for both children and adults.
Breast cancer breakthrough : while revealing the secret of the high risk of certain women contracting the disease!
Scientists at Imperial College London revealed that they were able to solve the mystery that makes older pregnant women face a greater risk of breast cancer.
The new study showed that the cellular changes that stimulate breastfeeding can also lead to the emergence of cancerous tumors in older pregnant women.
Lead researcher Justin Stebbing, Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University, said: “Pregnancy can actually change the genetic makeup of breast tissue. Just like wrinkles appear on our skin as we age, changes can also occur in the DNA of breast cells over time. “Time. Pregnancy adds an additional element to these changes.”
The researchers discovered that women between the ages of 35 and 55 had higher numbers of transformed cells.
Dr Bianca Castrella, from the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London, and lead author of the study, said: “We found that the human breast, like other organs, accumulates mutations with age. Pregnancy also has an additional effect, which means that older mothers may “They have a greater chance of developing harmful changes in breast cells than other women.”
The Imperial College London team revealed that the dataset of discovered mutations can be used as a reference for other researchers in the field of breast cancer, which stimulates hope of achieving a progressive step forward in the battle against the disease.
The research was published in the journal Nature Communications.