Immunologist-allergologist, PhD Hope Login said on air NSN that poplar fluff can be a powerful factor for enhancing infection by the coronavirus, in the case that its distribution will not stop at the middle of June.
"a Particularly difficult situation if we don’t stop the epidemic, in mid-June, when flowering poplar. Very often the exacerbation of allergic respiratory diseases during flowering poplar. And poplar fluff may be an active carrier of the coronavirus, I have this situation now foresee," said Login.
The doctor warned that all allergies are at risk during the spread of coronavirus, the season of flowering, which will lead to massive outbreaks can begin in the near future.
"Because, in the first place, that people suffering from different forms of asthma, allergic rhinitis and those who suffer from exacerbations in the flowering season – people on Earth, more than 20%" – said the expert.
According to her, due to the fact that people suffering from any allergic diseases of the respiratory system, have a protective reaction of the mucous membranes, they are more susceptible to the effects of any microbial and viral factors.
"So we of patients that we have observed, instruct in a special way, and they are more carefully should observe all precautions", – concluded the Login.
World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, there have been recorded more than 1.9 million cases of infection, over 123 thousand people died.