Flu pandemics: Homeopathic prophylaxis and definition of the epidemic genius
Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto, FAMERP, São Paulo, Brazil
Renan Marino Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto, FAMERP, São Paulo Brazil
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Recent studies on viral genetics establish swine-H1N1 - responsible for the ongoing pandemics - as a remainder or continuation of the agent causing the flu epidemics of 1918. This study aimed at analyzing whether this common etiology also result in significant correlations of clinical manifestations. To do so, data were collected to compare the clinical evolution of cases in the 1918 and 2009 epidemics. This historical revision was the ground for evaluating the response to treatment including homeopathy in the former epidemics. It is discussed the convenience of including homeopathic prophylaxis grounded on the diagnosis of the epidemic genius among public health actions.