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Corona cases are increasing rapidly, is the H3N2 virus the reason?

Updated: March 10, 2023 2:15 pm

Corona virus infection in India seems to be gaining momentum once again. After the arrival of 379 new cases of coronavirus infection in a day, the number of people infected so far in the country has increased to 4,46,89,072. At the same time, the number of patients under treatment has increased to 3,177. Meanwhile, cases of H3N2, also known as Hong Kong flu, are also increasing. These days every second person is complaining of sore throat, high cough, cold. All these symptoms are also seen in Hong Kong flu victims. Is Hong Kong flu and coronavirus the cause of cough and cold?

With the change of weather, complaints of cough and cold are usually seen. But with this, the cases of corona infection that have increased in the past have increased the concern. According to the updated data released by the Union Health Ministry at 8 am on Thursday, so far 5,30,776 people have lost their lives due to Coronavirus infection in India. The national rate of recovery of patients is 98.80 per cent. According to statistics, a total of 4,41,55,119 people have become infection free in India so far, while the death rate from Covid-19 is 1.19 per cent. According to the website of the Ministry of Health, so far 220.64 crore doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccines have been administered under the nationwide vaccination campaign in the country. Meanwhile, due to the increase in corona cases in the last one week, the number of active cases has increased to 3,177. This has increased the problems of the common people as well as the administration.

It is a subtype H3N2 virus of Influenza A, regarding which the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has also issued an advisory. In this disease, you have problems like high fever, severe headache, body ache, sore throat, severe cough, cold and lung congestion. If you are also seeing such symptoms, then contact the doctor. Apart from this, if you come into its grip, then rest as much as possible. Keep drinking water. It is very important to keep the body hydrated. Do not eat outside food at all and take a fluid diet. This will give you quick relief. To avoid this, you must get the flu vaccine, along with keeping distance from the people who are infected with it. Keep your hands sanitized and follow social distancing.

Along with the cases of H3N2, the cases of corona are also increasing. In such a situation, the question arises, is H3N2 virus is the reason for the increase of corona? Dr. Rajeev Jayadevan (IMA National Task Force) explains, “There is also a problem with an infectious disease like influenza that people consume antibiotics indiscriminately, while these medicines do not work in viral. This can also be a reason.” That it is taking time to cure people’s cough and cold. At the same time, another doctor says that the symptoms of H3N2 are similar to corona infection. Both of these are viral infections. They mutate very fast. H3N2, i.e. Hong Kong flu, has a bad effect on the lungs. In such a situation, there is a need to be very careful.

Posted By Uday India

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