Deadly H3N2 virus, threat to children and elderly, know what the Center said? - Newztezz Online


Friday, March 10, 2023

Deadly H3N2 virus, threat to children and elderly, know what the Center said?

In view of the increasing danger of H3N2 virus, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also held an important meeting and asked the states to be on alert.

So far two cases of Influenza virus H3N2 have been reported in India . One from Haryana and one from Karnataka . In such a situation, the Central Government has issued a statement regarding this wire. The Union Health Ministry has assured that the situation is being closely monitored. The Ministry of Health said that till March 9, a total of 3038 new cases of different variants of influenza virus have been reported, of which 1245 cases were reported in January and 1307 in February. Apart from this, 486 cases were reported in March. These include H3N2 cases as well.

At the same time, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya also held a meeting to review the increasing cases of H3N2 Influenza virus and advisory was issued to the states to be on alert and monitor the situation. Giving information about this Mansukh Mandaviya, Government of India is working with the states to deal with the situation and increasing public health measures. Meanwhile, know what the government has told about H3N2-

1. Seasonal influenza is a respiratory infection caused by influenza virus and affects all parts of the world

2. There are two peaks of seasonal influenza in India, first from January to March and second after monsoon. The ones who are most affected by this are the children and the elderly suffering from other diseases.

3. The cases of seasonal influenza which is going on now will start reducing from March. On the other hand, if we talk about H3N2 influenza, then both Karnataka and Haryana have confirmed one death each.

4. So far, influenza A (H1N1pdm09), influenza A (H3N2) and influenza B (Victoria) have been detected in India. H3N2 influenza is the main among the samples that have been found to be influenza positive so far.

5. The hospitalization rate for patients suffering from H3N2 is higher than for other influenza variants. The medicine recommended by WHO for this is Oseltamivir.

6. Of those who contract H3N2, 10 percent have severe respiratory influenza and require oxygen, while 7 percent require ICU.

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