As the cases of H3N2 influenza are increasing rapidly in the country, experts say there is “no need to panic”, however, caution is also needed. According to Dr. Anupam Sibal, a senior doctor at Delhi’s Apollo Hospital, since the symptoms of the virus are similar to those of Covid-19 but last longer, “precautions taken during a pandemic should be followed”.
Avoid coming in contact with suspicious persons
“Wearing a mask and keeping your hands clean. Along with this, if symptoms like cough, cold or fever are seen in a person, then it is very important to avoid coming in contact with that person.
Send children to school wearing masks
Dr. Sibal also said that children should take special precautions against H3N2 virus. He said that special attention should be paid to cleanliness because with cleanliness and good eating habits, you can stay away from this type of virus. Send children to school only wearing masks and keep their hands clean.
Virus has more effect on people’s mind
According to Aditya Bhati, a neurologist at Apollo Hospitals, the virus has a greater impact on people’s mind, and hence, stressed the need for a balanced lifestyle. Although the virus affects all the organs of a human being, but in cases like brain stroke and brain hemorrhage, its greater effect is being seen on the brain. In the last few years, such cases have come to the fore, although their number is not much.
More than 400 cases of H3N2 virus so far in the country
Reportedly, over 400 cases of the virus have been detected in India so far – Jharkhand reported the latest case on Sunday. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the H3N2 variant was first detected in 2011 in avian, swine and human viruses and humans containing the genes of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus M gene. Symptoms include fever, respiratory problems such as cough and runny nose, as well as other symptoms including body aches, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.