H3n2 Influenza Virus: Two deaths in India due to H3N2 virus, keep an eye on these symptoms..
H3N2 Influenza Virus: H3N2 virus continues to wreak havoc in India, due to which two people have died in Haryana and Karnataka. According to the report, there are currently more than 90 cases of this flu in the country. Due to H3N2 influenza, the infection has spread in the country earlier also. Flu-like symptoms in people are also due to a change in weather. In such a situation, it is important to understand what are the symptoms of the H3N2 virus. Let's learn all about H3N2 influenza.
What is the H3N2 virus?
It is an influenza virus, which causes respiratory infection. This virus can also infect birds and animals. Many strains have been created in birds and other animals. The H3N2 virus is a subtype of the influenza-A virus. According to the WHO and the US CDC, it is the main cause of influenza in humans.
What are the symptoms of the H3N2 virus?
According to the World Health Organization, avian, swine, and other zoonotic influenza infections can cause mild to severe upper respiratory infections in humans. It can range from a mild cold, or fever to severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, shock, and even death. Some of the common symptoms of H3N2 are:
muscle and body aches
diarrhea in some cases
runny nose and sneezing
If a person has difficulty in breathing, chest pain or discomfort, persistent fever, or sore throat while eating food, then it is necessary to see a doctor so that proper treatment can be done.
How does the H3N2 virus spread?
H3N2 influenza is a highly contagious virus that spreads from person to person through droplets from the mouth or nose. The droplets that come out when we sneeze, cough, and even speak can infect the people around us. You can also become infected by touching an infected surface and then touching your mouth or nose with the same hands. Pregnant women, young children, old age people, and those who are already suffering from serious diseases, the risk of getting infected with this virus increases further.