ROME - The French Professor Luc Montagnier, co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2008, said in an interview with an Italian newspaper that he must already "preparing our immune systems" to H1N1.
"With the arrival of cold, the measures taken so far are not sufficient. Pending the vaccine, it is already seriously prepare our immune system, knowing that in due course, nobody can avoid vaccination "Montagnier said the Italian newspaper Il Giornale.
For Professor Montagnier, young people are particularly at risk because "they are just young people who were often very likely to avoid getting vaccinated and do not have an immune system ready to defend himself against a new virus."
In the absence of vaccination, the young "can get sick because of an abnormal reaction of the immune system called" cytokine storm ", usually substance produced by the body" in response to attacks the immune system, he noted . "Who is in contact with the virus completely new, even being young and strong may end up with a disproportionate distribution of cytokines which can cause excessive immune response may alter the tissues concerned in this case the lungs," noted Professor Montagnier.
According to him, to limit the spread of the virus, "it must neglect no means of struggle" including combining natural herbal medicines and specific immunization.