The director of the Gamaleya Center, Alexander Gintsburg, said that swine flu affects the lungs, similar to the delta strain of the coronavirus. This is reported by TASS.
The virologist noted that the likelihood of severe pulmonary complications after infection with swine flu is higher than in comparison with many other flu variants. According to him, when infected with H1N1, it will multiply.
Gunzburg pointed out that during the illness, the influenza virus creates an immunodeficiency. The immune system can no longer cope, which is why bacterial infections occur after getting the flu.