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    Question can someone please explain squirrel pox to me?

    1. it's transmitted by blood suckers... mosquitoes/fleas etc... but!!! there's also cases where - babies - are exposed to other babies that have nothing but small bite marks .... no visible pox... and yet those babies also get pox?

    so it's more than just blood suckers?

    so it's still a virus?


    2. As a virus how long does it live on surfaces?

    Is it anything like weeks?

    I'm thinking of the small pox virus that was unleashed on the native american population - where they were given small pox infected blankets as trade/gifts intentionally ... and many died because they had no immunity to small-pox (it being a disease from europe )


    3. What kills this virus if it is on a surface .. ? bleach? sunlight? boiling? alchohol?



    4. Why are gray squirrels more able to survive than reds? is it because they're bigger?


    if grays have it in the area what can be done for reds?



    5. what helps???

    Acyclovir given orally ...

    powder to dry up leasons...

    echinacea -powder, not liquid -in capsule broken into water to boost the immune system...

    sea meal immune booster



    6. what precautions should someone take if they're treating pox? .. shower? wash clothes? wash clothes in bleach?




    thank you in advance....


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    ok..no one has any ideas yet...

    but ....

    just to add...

    if the treatment for pox is the same drug used for cold sores then also taking lysine (as we do for human coldsores) would be helpful...???

    .. and since nuts aggravate cold sores in humans .. then??? would nuts be aggravating the virus in squirrels???

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    I will post the pox summary that was put together by BuddysMom. It has facts and treatment ideas that Loopy and I used in our pox struggle.
    The intial ideas came from Nonda Surattes 1993{?} study on a single baby with pox virus!
    I hope it answers some of your questions.
    It is not scientific.
    It is not studied, it was us trying to save sqs in a sorta experimental way...
    we were blind but desperate, we had to try something. The original decsions were made to treat my outsiders and we have been continueing to seek more and better info...but seems like nothoing is concrete yet.
    Many sqs were treated with our regime and have survived and been released.
    Sharon Gardner {Squirrelcharmer} also used the facts to treat her wilds with great sucsss, and has a thread.
    I am going to guess thatr the size of the sq is the key with sq survival.
    Let me goget that sheet! brb!

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    -------- Original Message ------
    Summary of Squirrel Pox Information and Treatment Options

    I. Squirrel Pox Information

    1. Squirrel fibromatosis: Comparisons & contrasts with bot fly infestation
    Frank Slansky & Lou Rea Kenyon || fslansky@ufl.edu
    http://botfly.ifas.ufl.edu/fibroma/fibrintr.htm


    II. Acyclovir Antiviral
    This is an antiviral that stops the virus from multiplying, giving the squirrel's immune system a better chance to fight it off and recover; it doesn't outright kill the virus like an antibiotic would kill bacteria.)

    Rehabber re uses of acyclovir for squirrel pox: squirrel given short course of acyclovir; recovered from pox; non-releasable due to unrelated issues, meaning that squirrel has been followed for almost two years -- no pox relapse and no apparent internal organ damage (good general health and function)

    ORIGINAL DOSING RECOMMENDATIONS:
    Rehabber started with .1 ml (4 mg), went to .4ml (about 16 mg) of suspension
    (FOR A 5 WEEK BABY)

    Two later PINKIES!! Acyclovir 200mg/5mL
    0.1mL PO QID started on One (70g) only. {Other not treated; couple of pox dried up on own}

    Rehabber, for Dottie and DeeDee [they were 8 months old; est. 3/4 lb.] [dose=24mg]:
    Have Jackie give Dottie and DeeDee 0.6 cc each TWICE a day.
    Twice a day means the doses should be given 12 hours apart.

    Suspension is 5ml = 200mg
    divide by 20 (for 10mg dose)………… to get .25 ml dose (to give 10 mg)

    For TinyMite (122 grams (3months, scrawny) - started with 0.2 ml dose
    (disease too advanced -- she died within about 24 hours of intake)

    Dosing info calculation for 1.25 lb sq:

    The acyclovir suspension has 200mg per each 5 ml of suspension.
    The dose is 20 mg per kg of body weight. 1 kg is roughly 2 lb
    so that's:
    10 mg per 1 lb
    5 mg per 1/2 lb
    2.5 mg for 1/4 lb

    Suspension is 5ml = 200mg
    divide by 20 (for 10mg dose)………… to get .25 ml dose (to give 10 mg for 1lb sq)

    You can see that adding more for the additional "1/4 lb" is really just a smidge
    (via calculator: 0.3125 ml …. so call it 0.3 ml)

    So each dose: 0.3 ml
    Four times each day if you are able to manage that -- but it might be hard to do.
    MINIMUM twice a day

    [FYI, the original info given to Jackie was for a higher dose, but it was for wilds and the best to hope for was treating twice a day. (that dose was .6 ml for 3/4 lb sq) It would be MUCH better to follow the above and dose more frequently to achieve a steady level of med.]


    Acyclovir:
    It was pointed to me that twice a day dosage is not ideal for efficacy of THE med. The info on humans is for 4 times a day. If that is feasible, it would be better dosing. The original rehabber found 4x was very hard, even for babies. And for treating a wild adult, approaching them with meds is stressful for all, so 4x might not be feasible or desired. Still, it's a balance.

    Here is some more info, including websites for technical info:
    http://us.gsk.com/products/assets/us_zovirax.pdf
    http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/acyclo.htm
    http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/DrugsNew/DrugDetailT.aspx?int_id=8
    Medicinenet re acyclovir: http://www.medicinenet.com/acyclovir/article.htm
    Medicinelineplus/NIH: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a681036.html

    ZOVIRAX®(acyclovir) Capsules
    ZOVIRAX®(acyclovir) Tablets
    ZOVIRAX® (acyclovir) Suspension -- THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED; TABLETS ARE NOT VERY SOLUBLE IN WATER

    ZOVIRAX is the brand name for acyclovir, a synthetic nucleoside analogue active against herpesviruses. ZOVIRAX Capsules, Tablets, and Suspension are formulations for oral administration.

    Each teaspoonful (5 mL) of ZOVIRAX Suspension contains 200 mg of acyclovir and the inactive ingredients methylparaben 0.1% and propylparaben 0.02% (added as preservatives), carboxymethylcellulose sodium, flavor, glycerin, microcrystalline cellulose, and sorbitol.

    Acyclovir is a white, crystalline powder with the molecular formula C8H11N5O3 and a molecular weight of 225. The maximum solubility in water at 37° C is 2.5 mg/mL. The pka's of acyclovir are 2.27 and 9.25.
    ------------
    For treatment of chickenpox:
    Treatment of Chickenpox: Children (2 years of age and older and weighing 88 pounds (40 kilograms) or less): Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by the doctor. The usual dose is 20 mg per kilogram (kg) of body weight, up to 800 mg, four times a day for five days. [ELSEWHERE SAYS 10 -20 mg/kg used in clinicals]

    1 pound = .45 kg (about .5kg) therefore dose = 10 mg per 1 lb squirrel

    Chickenpox: The most frequent adverse event reported during 3 clinical trials of treatment of chickenpox with oral ZOVIRAX at doses of 10 to 20 mg/kg 4 times daily for 5 to 7 days or 800 mg 4 times daily for 5 days in 495 patients was diarrhea (3.2%). The 498 patients receiving placebo reported diarrhea (2.2%).
    [BUT NOTE: CHILDREN GET SUSPENSION IN SORBITOL -- WHICH IS A LAXATIVE]

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    III. Nystop Nystatin Powder (or Salve if Powder not available)
    [quote=Pam] Nystatin is an anti-FUNGAL. Pox is a virus. It's possible that something would be both antifungal and antiviral -- does that occur frequently enough to think there is a direct effect/attack on the virus, at least on the lesion?

    Is it likely that some of the secondary infection seen would be fungal (not bacterial) and so this would help treat secondary infection (but not necessarily be stopping the pox virus in a systemic way)? This still would be helpful for the sq.

    Could it be doing something else to the surface of the pox that makes it scab up sooner than it would? So it LOOKS better but just cosmetically? (this is sort of the worst-case thinking and I don't want that to be the case, but it seems like it's at least a possibility)

    The vet claimed the lesions were clear in five days using Nystop. My understanding is, Nystop was used to see the effect and it worked.

    Originally Posted by info from the Vet Network
    Just an interesting tidbit from our wildlife rehab people. We have been seeing alot of juvenile squirrels with pox lesions. On a whim one of the rehabers applied a nystatin powder called NYSTOP to the lesions. Within a day they begin to dry up & fall off. I always thought the fungal infections were secondary to the viral lesions but maybe they are on to something..... The rehab people also stated they had tried other nystatin formulations but this was the only one that worked.

    [You treat with Nystop BID and by the 5th day the lesions are clear]

    This was the last response on the thread:
    I looked it up as there is more to a pharmaceutical than just the active ingredient - and was curious if the label might provide some insight into the other components of the formulation that perhaps might instead be responsible for the observed efficacy? Unfortunately labeling was not of much further help in this regard.
    My suggestion would be to contact Paddock Lab Inc and make them aware of your observations as they may be not only interested but additionally willing to reveal further regarding the product's formulation.


    IV. Baytril Antibiotic - VERY IMPORTANT vs secondary infections!
    "BAYTRIL" is the brand name for a veterinary antibiotic that can be used for squirrels. It is prescription, not available over the counter. It does not affect the pox (which is a virus) but can be used if they develop a secondary infection (such as pneumonia) because they become debilitated from the pox. This is one reason to monitor their overall health, eating, breathing, activity level (and not only the number of pox lesions you see). So that other infections can be treated if needed. Each case seems to be different. Some that Jackie saw were quite mild, only a few lesions and not too much effect on activity. She also had more severely affected squirrels. And it ranges to the very very debilitated squirrels that Loopy has gotten.

    VI. Erythromycin Optic (Eye Antibiotic Ointment)
    VERY IMPORTANT IF EYE INVOLVEMENT!
    Many squirrels have lesions on/around their eyes -- this is used to prevent, treat secondary infection, prevent scarring, to save their sight if possible.


    VII. NutriFeron Supplement - to boost immunity
    Wikipedia: Nutriferon is a dietary supplement manufactured by Shaklee Corporation. It claims to boost the body's natural interferon. Its ingredients include pumpkin seed extract, safflower seed extract, Asian plantain seed extract, and Japanese honeysuckle flower extract.

    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11806 [MADS]

    REHABBER PM (partial):
    Interferon is use in AIDS and other auto immune disease to strengthen the immune systems. The chemical form of interferon used in hospitals is ridiculously expensive and has many side effects. But Shaklee Corp has a plant based interferon patented under the name Nutriferon. It is also expensive but nowhere near so as the other. And it has been clinically tested to show none of the other's side effects. Shaklee does not promote their products for critter use. Nor does the general rehabbing community want to go there. But it HAS been used in critters (not necessarily for squirrel pox …) with good results. I can't promise it will help against the pox but it's worth a try.
    -----------
    DOSING
    Jackie - NutriFeron Tea:
    I did not offer water, only the tea...no problem, they loved it. 3 tablets to gallon of water, I crushed tablets with spoon, and dissolved. I put in bird bath, their normal watering hole. I DO FEEL IT HELPED!

    ORIGINAL DIRECTIONS:
    Crush 1/2 NutriFeron tablet
    Dissolve in 25cc of water. (25 cc = 2.5 teaspoons)

    *DOSE is 1cc per pound of squirrel -- approximately.
    (fyi, if this is a helpful visual: 1/8 teaspoon = 1.25 cc, so its slightly less than 1/8 tsp)

    This is not exact. My source feels we can go on the light side and still get a good dosage in. Remember it's food based and very safe.

    METHODS OF DOSING:
    Syringe: Perhaps for your inside squirrels, you could give it this way. (?)

    On Food: It could be a nut dipped in it or a piece of bread crust. Anything that works to get it into them is good. It could be flavored with a touch of fruit juice.

    Drink: Possibly they would drink it – but it's such a small amount I don't see how you would do it. It seems too hard to control the dosage if you put it in a dish of water for them.

    * In case you or the local rehabbers or vets want to know what the dosing is based on:
    The dosage for an adult human is two tablets per day. Figured a human adult to be over 100 pounds. SO 1 tablet = 50 pounds. 1/2 tablet = 25 pounds. Dissolved in 25 cc so each cc= 1 lb.

    ------------
    >From Shaklee.com site :

    NutriFeron® Powerful Immune Support - Clinically tested, natural interferon booster*
    A Shaklee exclusive, NutriFeron is a patented, clinically proven blend of immune-strengthening plant extracts. Taken daily, NutriFeron strengthens immune response by boosting the body’s natural interferon.*

    Our immune systems are under increasing attack, every day. The scientific and medical communities have identified interferon as critical to healthy immune function. Dr. Kojima, the world renowned immunologist who discovered interferon in 1954, spent 40 years searching for a natural interferon booster. The result of Dr. Kojima's work is the proprietary botanical blend in NutriFeron, the ONLY dietary supplement in the U.S. created by the discoverer of interferon that naturally increases the production of interferon in the body.*
    Breakthrough immune protection!
    Exclusive patented formula providing our highest level of daily immune protection
    The only supplement created by the discoverer of interferon
    Naturally increases levels of interferon
    Proven by 4 human clinical studies
    -------------
    http://www.excelwithus.com/nutriferon/ To read more about Yasuhiko Kojima, MD click here

    ....developed by the man who discovered interferon 40 years ago and is a natural herbal formula.
    CLINICAL STUDIES
    Today scientific breakthroughs can help provide unprecedented support to the immune system. Natural solutions are available and clinical studies are in progress all over the world. Shaklee has the WORLDWIDE PATENTS on this life-changing product!

    But why NutriFeron?
    • Interferon is a very powerful component of the immune system. A protein that “interferes” with viruses, interferon allows cells to signal to one another. When a cell detects interferon from other cells, it produces proteins that help prevent viral replication.
    • NutriFeron contains a proprietary blend of plant extracts that naturally stimulate the body to produce more interferon... helping to build natural immunity.
    • NutriFeron, which has been clinically proven to support and stimulate the natural immune response process at the cellular level.
    • Supports and stimulates the immune system by increasing the activity of macrophages and inducing natural interferon production.
    • Optimizes immune response against environmental irritants and airborne substances.
    • Provides unsurpassed support for the immune system’s most powerful frontline defenses.
    • Designed by eminent immunologists
    • NutriFeron is the premiere immune defender

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    VIII. Solid Gold Seameal Mineral & Vitamin Supplement - to boost Immunity
    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11865 [MADS #2]
    Post #10, 11 Solid Gold Seameal

    http://www.k9cuisine.com/p-84-solid-gold-seameal-powder-with-flaxseed-meal.aspx
    Post #15 - (BM) I had looked briefly at the website for the Solid Gold Seameal -- interesting product and website. For anyone wondering what this is, this is some of what they say about the product:
    Solid Gold Seameal contains 60 trace minerals, 12 vitamins, 22 amino acids, digestive enzymes, and flaxseed meal. It is excellent for animals with allergy problems and/or skin and coat problems. When Seameal is added to food, it increases the digestibility of the food. It is made with 19 different species of sea vegetation, an excellent source of nutrients. The addition of seaweed and kelp to an animal's diet can produce many great benefits. SeaMeal can help boost the immune, hormone, and enzyme systems of the body, restore lost hair growth, intensify coat color, and boost the immune system.

    Guaranteed Analysis:
    Protein, Min. 9%
    Fat, Min. 10%
    Fiber, Max. 13%
    Moisture, Max. 12.2%

    Ingredients:
    Dried Seaweed Meal, Flaxseed Meal, Dehydrated Lemon Powder, Carotene, Chlorophyll, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Product, Pineapple, Lactose

    8 oz bottle $14
    ----------------

    IX. Vitamin A/Echinacea

    1. Squirrel Fibroma - A Pox Among Us; A Case of Squirrel Fibroma (1998)
    by Nonda Surratt, State Licensed Rehabilitator
    http://www.squirrel-rehab.org/rehabinfo/fibroma.shtml
    One squirrel treated with Echinacea and Vitamin A for boosting immune system. Bathed lesions with weak Betadine solution, and applied aloe. Amoxicillin for secondary infection. Nutracal and Bene-bac given for nutrition. Squirrel recovered and was released.

    2. http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7603 - Posts re immune boosting treatment -- in babies (6 and 10 weeks at onset); Treatment: boosting the babies immunity with a natural herb mix called Host Defense, 2 to 4 drops, 2X a day depending on age, I also add a capsule (opened) of Echinasia to their formula, liquid Benedryl at night 2 to 4 drops also, to help them sleep and stop scratching off scabs, Amoxicillin for secondary infections. Betadine baths everyday when possible or with a q-tip or cotton ball. Clean bedding daily.



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    hope this helps some!

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    Jackie. I was hoping you'd respond because few members here have more hands-on experience with pox than you.
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    I know this is late but I couldn't find the story right away.

    Amazing how this little guy was cured with no drugs!

    I think good nutrition and love was his best medicine
    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/s...ighlight=benny
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    [QUOTE=Jackie in Tampa;526348]III. Nystop Nystatin Powder (or Salve if Powder not available)
    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Nystatin is an anti-FUNGAL. Pox is a virus. It's possible that something would be both antifungal and antiviral -- does that occur frequently enough to think there is a direct effect/attack on the virus, at least on the lesion?

    Is it likely that some of the secondary infection seen would be fungal (not bacterial) and so this would help treat secondary infection (but not necessarily be stopping the pox virus in a systemic way)? This still would be helpful for the sq.

    Could it be doing something else to the surface of the pox that makes it scab up sooner than it would? So it LOOKS better but just cosmetically? (this is sort of the worst-case thinking and I don't want that to be the case, but it seems like it's at least a possibility)

    The vet claimed the lesions were clear in five days using Nystop. My understanding is, Nystop was used to see the effect and it worked.

    Originally Posted by info from the Vet Network
    Just an interesting tidbit from our wildlife rehab people. We have been seeing alot of juvenile squirrels with pox lesions. On a whim one of the rehabers applied a nystatin powder called NYSTOP to the lesions. Within a day they begin to dry up & fall off. I always thought the fungal infections were secondary to the viral lesions but maybe they are on to something..... The rehab people also stated they had tried other nystatin formulations but this was the only one that worked.

    [You treat with Nystop BID and by the 5th day the lesions are clear]

    This was the last response on the thread:
    I looked it up as there is more to a pharmaceutical than just the active ingredient - and was curious if the label might provide some insight into the other components of the formulation that perhaps might instead be responsible for the observed efficacy? Unfortunately labeling was not of much further help in this regard.
    My suggestion would be to contact Paddock Lab Inc and make them aware of your observations as they may be not only interested but additionally willing to reveal further regarding the product's formulation.


    IV. Baytril Antibiotic - VERY IMPORTANT vs secondary infections!
    "BAYTRIL" is the brand name for a veterinary antibiotic that can be used for squirrels. It is prescription, not available over the counter. It does not affect the pox (which is a virus) but can be used if they develop a secondary infection (such as pneumonia) because they become debilitated from the pox. This is one reason to monitor their overall health, eating, breathing, activity level (and not only the number of pox lesions you see). So that other infections can be treated if needed. Each case seems to be different. Some that Jackie saw were quite mild, only a few lesions and not too much effect on activity. She also had more severely affected squirrels. And it ranges to the very very debilitated squirrels that Loopy has gotten.

    VI. Erythromycin Optic (Eye Antibiotic Ointment)
    VERY IMPORTANT IF EYE INVOLVEMENT!
    Many squirrels have lesions on/around their eyes -- this is used to prevent, treat secondary infection, prevent scarring, to save their sight if possible.


    VII. NutriFeron Supplement - to boost immunity
    Wikipedia: Nutriferon is a dietary supplement manufactured by Shaklee Corporation. It claims to boost the body's natural interferon. Its ingredients include pumpkin seed extract, safflower seed extract, Asian plantain seed extract, and Japanese honeysuckle flower extract.

    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11806 [MADS]

    REHABBER PM (partial):
    Interferon is use in AIDS and other auto immune disease to strengthen the immune systems. The chemical form of interferon used in hospitals is ridiculously expensive and has many side effects. But Shaklee Corp has a plant based interferon patented under the name Nutriferon. It is also expensive but nowhere near so as the other. And it has been clinically tested to show none of the other's side effects. Shaklee does not promote their products for critter use. Nor does the general rehabbing community want to go there. But it HAS been used in critters (not necessarily for squirrel pox …) with good results. I can't promise it will help against the pox but it's worth a try.
    -----------
    DOSING
    Jackie - NutriFeron Tea:
    I did not offer water, only the tea...no problem, they loved it. 3 tablets to gallon of water, I crushed tablets with spoon, and dissolved. I put in bird bath, their normal watering hole. I DO FEEL IT HELPED!

    ORIGINAL DIRECTIONS:
    Crush 1/2 NutriFeron tablet
    Dissolve in 25cc of water. (25 cc = 2.5 teaspoons)

    *DOSE is 1cc per pound of squirrel -- approximately.
    (fyi, if this is a helpful visual: 1/8 teaspoon = 1.25 cc, so its slightly less than 1/8 tsp)

    This is not exact. My source feels we can go on the light side and still get a good dosage in. Remember it's food based and very safe.

    METHODS OF DOSING:
    Syringe: Perhaps for your inside squirrels, you could give it this way. (?)

    On Food: It could be a nut dipped in it or a piece of bread crust. Anything that works to get it into them is good. It could be flavored with a touch of fruit juice.

    Drink: Possibly they would drink it – but it's such a small amount I don't see how you would do it. It seems too hard to control the dosage if you put it in a dish of water for them.

    * In case you or the local rehabbers or vets want to know what the dosing is based on:
    The dosage for an adult human is two tablets per day. Figured a human adult to be over 100 pounds. SO 1 tablet = 50 pounds. 1/2 tablet = 25 pounds. Dissolved in 25 cc so each cc= 1 lb.

    ------------
    >From Shaklee.com site :

    NutriFeron® Powerful Immune Support - Clinically tested, natural interferon booster*
    A Shaklee exclusive, NutriFeron is a patented, clinically proven blend of immune-strengthening plant extracts. Taken daily, NutriFeron strengthens immune response by boosting the body’s natural interferon.*

    Our immune systems are under increasing attack, every day. The scientific and medical communities have identified interferon as critical to healthy immune function. Dr. Kojima, the world renowned immunologist who discovered interferon in 1954, spent 40 years searching for a natural interferon booster. The result of Dr. Kojima's work is the proprietary botanical blend in NutriFeron, the ONLY dietary supplement in the U.S. created by the discoverer of interferon that naturally increases the production of interferon in the body.*
    Breakthrough immune protection!
    Exclusive patented formula providing our highest level of daily immune protection
    The only supplement created by the discoverer of interferon
    Naturally increases levels of interferon
    Proven by 4 human clinical studies
    -------------
    http://www.excelwithus.com/nutriferon/ To read more about Yasuhiko Kojima, MD click here

    ....developed by the man who discovered interferon 40 years ago and is a natural herbal formula.
    CLINICAL STUDIES
    Today scientific breakthroughs can help provide unprecedented support to the immune system. Natural solutions are available and clinical studies are in progress all over the world. Shaklee has the WORLDWIDE PATENTS on this life-changing product!

    But why NutriFeron?
    • Interferon is a very powerful component of the immune system. A protein that “interferes” with viruses, interferon allows cells to signal to one another. When a cell detects interferon from other cells, it produces proteins that help prevent viral replication.
    • NutriFeron contains a proprietary blend of plant extracts that naturally stimulate the body to produce more interferon... helping to build natural immunity.
    • NutriFeron, which has been clinically proven to support and stimulate the natural immune response process at the cellular level.
    • Supports and stimulates the immune system by increasing the activity of macrophages and inducing natural interferon production.
    • Optimizes immune response against environmental irritants and airborne substances.
    • Provides unsurpassed support for the immune system’s most powerful frontline defenses.
    • Designed by eminent immunologists
    • NutriFeron is the premiere immune defender
    Has anyone tried using Acyclovir Eye Drops for squirrels with involvement near or on an eye?

    (This is not an urgent question. I am asking because it seems logical to use an anti-viral against a virus.)

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