H3N2 Virus: The increasing number of influenza virus H3N2 in the country has raised concern. The cases of cold-cough, cold and fever are increasing. Now it is also becoming fatal. According to health experts, flu cases increase with the change in weather, but this time more patients are coming forward. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed a few days ago that cases of cold-cough fever have increased due to exposure to A subtype H3N2 of influenza virus for two to three months. The number of infected patients has also increased in hospitals. Know in 5 questions how dangerous this virus is, who is more at risk..
When should I get tested for H3N2?
According to the health expert, when the cases start increasing rapidly and they become serious, in the same situation H3N2 should be tested. Investigation becomes necessary even when the patients are not recovering or the influenza virus is not caught. According to the doctor, this time there are more patients of dry cough. Most patients recover without treatment.
When to know if you have been exposed to H3N2?
- runny nose
- high fever
- Initially wet cough followed by prolonged dry cough
- chest congestion
- muscle and joint pain
- body fatigue
- sore throat
In how many days H3N2 patients get cured
According to the health expert, most of the patients’ fever gets cured within a week after being hit by influenza, but cough gets cured in two or more weeks. Therefore it is advised to take precautions during illness.
Why are influenza cases on the rise?
According to the doctor, our immunity has become weak due to corona. In such a situation, viral infections are increasing very fast. For this reason, their seriousness is also increasing. Earlier it was thought that after covid there would be less influenza like diseases but it turned upside down and now there is an increase in viral infections which affect the upper respiratory tract.
How dangerous is H3N2?
According to the health expert, most people get cured without any medical care after coming in the grip of this virus, but in many cases it can be serious and fatal. According to WHO, most cases of high risk patients are fatal.
Who is most at risk from H3N2?
According to health experts, people of all ages can fall prey to influenza. Pregnant women and children below 5 years of age are most at risk from this. The elderly and those who are in the grip of any disease should also be careful. Health care workers are also at greater risk from influenza.
How to avoid H3N2?
According to WHO, you can easily fall prey to it by going to crowded places. If someone is in the grip of influenza and he coughs or sneezes, then this virus can reach another person’s body. That’s why the mouth should be covered while coughing or sneezing. Hygiene should be maintained. One should keep washing hands frequently.
What to do to avoid H3N2 flu?
- Avoid going to places of gathering. Do not shake hands and wear a mask.
- Don’t touch your eyes and nose frequently.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- Don’t spit in public places.
- Take medicine only on doctor’s advice.
- Eat food sitting at a distance.
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