H3N2 Influenza Virus: Influenza virus H3N2 has started showing its outbreak in India. Two people have died due to the virus. One person each has lost his life in Haryana and Karnataka. According to reports, an 82-year-old man in Karnataka’s Hassan is the first person to die of H3N2 in the country. According to health officials, Rent Gowda was admitted to the hospital on 24 February and died on 1 March. It is being told that he also had problems of diabetes and high blood pressure.
Save that about 90 cases of H3N2 virus have been reported in the country. Eight cases of H1N1 virus have also been reported. In the last few months, cases of flu are increasing in the country. Most of the infections are caused by the H3N2 virus, also known as ‘Hong Kong Flu’. The virus is more potent than other influenza sub-variants in the country.
So far only H3N2 and H1N1 infections have been detected in India. Both of them have symptoms like Kovid, which has infected millions of people across the world. Two years after the pandemic, rising flu cases have raised concerns.
How does this virus spread?
According to experts, both the viruses are highly contagious and spread through coughing, sneezing and close contact with an infected person. Doctors have advised to wash hands regularly and wear masks. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has urged citizens to try to cover mouth and nose while sneezing and coughing.
How to protect p>
- wash hands regularly and avoid shaking hands and spitting in public.
- avoid touching eyes and nose.
- mouth and nose when coughing Cover your nose.
- It is necessary to wear a mask when going out of the house.
- Avoid going to polluted places.
- Drink more fluids
- Take paracetamol in case of body pain or fever.
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