H3N2 cases: Due to the changing weather, many people suffer from cold, fever, cough (cough) Such difficulties have to be faced. If you also have these three symptoms and have been for a long time, then be careful because Indian Council of Medical Research As per information provided by ICMR, the current outbreak of fever and cough in the country is caused by Influenza A H3N2 virus.
According to ICMR, H3N2 is more effective than other viruses. A large number of people suffering from this virus are being admitted to the hospital. According to Dr. Nivedita, Head of the Department of Epidemiology at ICMR, data from 30 VRDLS since December 15, 2022 shows that there has been an increase in cases of Influenza A H3N2 virus.
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A sign the virus is waning
Doctor. Nivedita said that there are indications that the effect of the virus will reduce when the temperature starts rising from the end of March or the first week of April. At the same time, according to experts, patients suffering from the virus should avoid excessive use of antibiotics and for this it is necessary to consult a doctor.
Fever in 92 percent of patients
According to ICMR, 92 per cent of H3N2 patients admitted to the hospital have fever, 86 per cent cough, 27 per cent shortness of breath and 16 per cent feel unwell. In addition, the institute found that 16 per cent of such patients developed pneumonia and 6 per cent patients also felt unwell and had trouble breathing. Also, ICMR said that about 10 percent of seriously ill patients suffering from H3N2 virus require oxygen and 7 percent are admitted to ICU for care.
30-50 lakh cases every year
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 30-50 million cases of this seasonal influenza virus are reported worldwide every year. Of these, 2.9 to 6.5 lakh people die due to respiratory diseases. According to WHO, vaccination is the most effective way of preventing disease.
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