New Delhi: After Corona, another deadly virus has created a stir. Outbreak of influenza is increasing in many states of the country. First death due to H3N2 virus has been recorded in the country. Two people have died in Haryana and Karnataka. The number of patients is increasing every day. When the country had recovered from the Corona epidemic after three years. Children and the elderly are increasingly vulnerable to the virus.
Significantly, flu cases have been increasing in the country for the past several days and most of the infections are caused by the H3N2 virus, also known as ‘Hong Kong Flu’. However, so far only H3N2 and H1N1 infections have been detected in India. Symptoms of these infections include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath and wheezing. It spreads by coming in contact with an infected person.
H3N2 spreading rapidly
ICMR scientists, who closely monitor respiratory viral diseases, said that H3N2 influenza, which has been spreading widely for the last two-three months. Experts say that in the last 6 months, cases of influenza have increased by 200 percent. There are three main reasons for this. These include the winter season from November to January, increase in air pollution and viral infections.
symptoms are like corona
There are 90 cases of H3N2 virus across the country. Whereas, 8 cases of H1N1 have been reported so far. Doctors have said that Kovid affects the lower respiratory tract. While H3N2 affects the upper respiratory tract. Like fever, cough, cold, burning sensation in throat, nose and tears. The symptoms of both are similar and they spread rapidly.