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India’s 1st H3N2 Influenza Deaths: Claimed Approx. 6 Lives in Three States

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India’s 1st H3N2 Influenza Deaths: According to sources, six people have died from influenza caused by the H3N2 virus. In Karnataka’s Hassan district, one person died. There have also been reports of cases in Punjab and Haryana.

This comes just days after Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar stated that there was no need for concern about the H3N2 virus.

Hire Gowda (82) of Karnataka was identified as the deceased on March 1. On February 24, he was admitted to the hospital. On March 6, his samples were sent for testing, and it was determined that he died as a result of the H3N2 virus.


There were no other reported cases in Hassan district.

Over the last few months, India has seen a sudden outbreak of H3N2 influenza, with hospitals across the country reporting thousands of cases. The influenza A virus, which the H3N2 virus is, is a type of influenza virus. Every year, it is a respiratory viral infection that causes illness.

Also Read: Influenza A subtype: H3N2 influenza Symptoms, precautions, dos and don’ts

For the past two weeks, the H3N2 influenza virus has been wreaking havoc across the country, causing illness. So far, India has reported at least 90 cases of H3N2 influenza, with eight cases of the H1N1 strain also being reported.

According to doctors, the H3N2 virus, also known as the Hong Kong flu, is responsible for the majority of the infections and has resulted in more hospitalizations than other influenza subtypes in the country.

With the sudden rise in influenza cases A health expert at Delhi’s Sir Gangaram Hospital said on Thursday that the pattern of viruses has changed dramatically and unexpectedly in the last six months, citing subtype H3N2 cases across the country.
Thousands of cases of H3N2 influenza have been reported in hospitals across the country.


What is H3N2 influenza?

A persistent cough, sometimes accompanied by fever, has been spreading across India for the past two to three months, according to ICMR experts.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) scientists who monitor respiratory virus illnesses through the Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratories network, the H3N2, which has been widely circulated for the past two to three months, causes more hospitalisations than other subtypes.

Influenza A subtype causing cough, fever, ICMR experts say

The Indian Medical Association (IMA), on the other hand, has warned against indiscriminate antibiotic use in the face of rising cough, cold, and nausea cases across the country.

In addition, the association requested that doctors only prescribe symptomatic treatment and not antibiotics.

“People are starting to take antibiotics like Azithromycin and Amoxiclav without thinking about how long they should take them or how frequently they should take them. This must be stopped because it contributes to antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics will not work because of resistance whenever they are actually used “The IMA issued a statement.

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