Lest we remind you the name of the thread is "Number of victims to UNKNOWN virus growing!"
It is not titled "Number of victims to H1N1 virus growing!!" So until that time, I think every theory should be left on the table.
I too feel the so called "virus" looks more like bacteria and/or fungal infection is what is going on here.
1. Is it H1N1? Does not respond to antivirals and/or has become Tamiflu
2. Is it Plague? Antibiotics are used treat Plague. Illness has not responded
3. Is it hemorrhagic fever? Yes it causes hemorrhaging, but is its origin
hemorrhagic? Probably not . If it was, an antiviral known as Ribavirin
would have been used to treat.
4. Is it bacterial? Maybe, we know that antibiotics alone do not help, but
when used in conjunction with other meds, they have had some success.
5. Is it fungal? Yes, there is a fungal aspect here.
I know that the antifungal Flucanozole has been used to treat cryptococcal meningitis Birds are the carriers of Cryptococci. Their droppings
contaminate the soil and get into the water reservoirs. When inhaled they can cause life threatening infection known as Encephalitis meningitis. They
can attack the brain or lungs directly.
Here are the drugs used in the Ukraine and their indications:
a. arbidol-antiviral for resistant Influenza
b. amizon-new drug used to treat the mumps.
c. flucanozole-antifungal /aspergillus, treatment of cryptococcal meningitis
d. linezolid-antibiotic/Bacterial pneumonia, MRSA, Drug resist. Tuberculosis
e. extrapenem-antibiotic/ Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (ivanz)
f. levofloxacin-antibiotic/ Lower Respiratory infections
g. clarithromycin-antibiotic/ Respiratory infections (Biaxin)
h. amoksitsylin-antibiotic/ Broad spectrum (Amoxicillin)
i. azithromycin lyophilized-antibiotic/ Community Acquired Pneumonia, accute bacterial Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (zithromax)
j. vancomycin-antibiotic/ Broad spectrum
k. tseftopiprol-antibiotic/ MRSA, Plague
l. doripenem-antibiotic/ Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
m. pipekuroniniyu bromide-steroid/methyl prednisone
n. noradrenaline/Noradrenaline (BAN) (abbreviated NA or NAd) or norepinephrine (INN) (abbreviated norepi or NE) is a catecholamine with dual roles as
a hormone and a neurotransmitter.
However, when norepinephrine acts as a drug it will increase blood pressure by its prominent increasing effects on the vascular tone from
α-adrenergic receptor activation.
The resulting increase in vascular resistance triggers a compensatory reflex that overcomes its direct stimulatory effects on the heart, called the
baroreceptor reflex, which results in a drop in heart rate called reflex bradycardia.
o. dopamir/ (dopamine)-Dopamine can be supplied as a medication that acts on the sympathetic nervous system, producing effects such as increased heart
rate and blood pressure.
p. dobutamine-Dobutamine is a sympathomimetic drug used in the treatment of heart failure and cardiogenic shock.
r. paracetamol/fever and pain reducer (tylenol)
s.amphitericin B-Amphotericin B- antifungal (Fungilin, Fungizone, Abelcet, AmBisome, Fungisome, Amphocil, Amphotec) is a polyene antifungal drug,
often used intravenously for systemic fungal infections.
It was originally extracted from Streptomyces nodosus, a filamentous bacterium, in 1955 at the Squibb Institute for Medical Research from cultures of
an undescribed streptomycete isolated from the soil collected in the Orinoco River region of Venezuela. Its name originates from the chemical's
Two amphotericins, Amphotericin A and Amphotericin B are known, but only B is used clinically because it is significantly more active in vivo.
One of the main intravenous uses is in treating various systemic fungal infections (e.g. in critically ill, comorbidly infected or immunocompromised
patients), including cryptococcal meningitis.
Amphotericin B is also commonly used in tissue culture to prevent fungi from contaminating cell cultures. It is usually sold in a concentrated
solution, either on its own or in combination with the antibiotics penicillin and streptomycin.
Amphotericin B is well-known for its severe and potentially lethal side effects. Very often a serious acute reaction after the infusion (1 to 3 hours
later) is noted consisting of high fever, shaking chills, hypotension, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, headache, dyspnea, and tachypnea, drowsiness,
This reaction sometimes subsides with later applications of the drug and may in part be due to histamine liberation. An increase in
prostaglandin-synthesis may also play a role. This nearly universal febrile response necessitates a critical (and diagnostically difficult)
professional determination as to whether the onset of high fever is a novel symptom of a fast-progressing disease, or merely the induced effect of the
In order to decrease the likelihood and severity of the symptoms, initial doses should be low and increased slowly. Acetaminophen, pethidine,
diphenhydramine and/or hydrocortisone have all been used to treat or prevent the syndrome, but the prophylactic use of these drugs is often limited by
the patient's condition.
Intravenously administered Amphotericin B has also been associated with multiple organ damage in therapeutic doses.
Nephrotoxicity (kidney damage) is a frequently reported side-effect, and can be severe and/or irreversible. It is much milder when delivered via
liposomes (AmBisome) if possible.
Electrolyte imbalances (e.g. hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia) may also result. In the liver, increased liver enzymes and hepatotoxicity (up to and
including fulminant liver failure) are common.
In the circulatory system, several forms of anemia and other blood dyscrasias (leukopenia, thrombopenia), serious cardiac arrhythmias (including
ventricular fibrillation), and even frank cardiac failure have been reported.
Skin reactions, including serious forms, are also possible.
**NOTE: The side effects**
So you see, a lot of medication points away from H1N1 virus alone. More of fungal, or bacterial in nature.
[edit on 27-11-2009 by paxnatus]