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After Corona, now H3N2 virus has raised concern in Delhi-NCR

Updated: March 4, 2023 5:30 pm

A large number of people in Delhi and NCR areas are showing symptoms like fever, prolonged cough and shortness of breath. According to the latest report of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the H3N2 virus of influenza A is responsible for this. This has been confirmed by testing the samples.

According to an ICMR report, this virus is affecting more children above 60 years and below five years of age. It is very dangerous for those who are suffering from serious illness, diabetes, respiratory disease. It directly makes people suffer from problems related to nose, throat, lungs and breathing.On the other hand, the Indian Medical Association has advised patients to avoid antibiotics in a notice posted on social media

According to ICMR, its cases have increased rapidly since 15 December. People who are affected by this are getting admitted to hospitals soon. Its symptoms are like that of coronavirus, which can last for 2 to 3 weeks. Its symptoms are severe but it is not life-threatening.

The weather has changed in the last few weeks. Cough and fever are common problems in the changing season. It is a matter of concern that people are not able to understand the difference between normal cough and fever and the symptoms caused by H3N2 virus.

According to ICMR, 92% of patients who contracted H3N2 virus in the past months and were admitted to the hospital had fever, 86% had cough, 27% had shortness of breath, 16% had wheezing. The organization found in its report that 16% of patients had pneumonia and 6% had seizures. About 10% of patients with severe acute respiratory infection caused by the virus require oxygen and 7% require ICU care.

What should be done

● Good mask should be used first as soon as the symptoms appear.

● Wash hands thoroughly from time to time. Avoid coming in contact with infected people.

● If the test is positive, treatment with antiviral drugs is possible.

● An infected patient should not panic under any circumstances.

● Most of the patients of this virus get cured.

● In patients who have low immunity and already have a serious illness, the virus remains for a long time.

Posted By Uday India

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