New Delhi. Where people were heaving a sigh of relief with the low number of corona cases for the past few months, but now due to the emergence of infection due to the same H3N2 virus, a new wave of anxiety has run in the country. At the same time, infection of H3N2 virus of Influenza A as well as many other viral diseases related to breath is spreading rapidly these days in many other states of the country including the capital Delhi.
Increased risk of H3N2 influenza
On the other hand, according to the doctors on the matter, people are also getting sick due to infection of adenovirus, rhinovirus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and children are also falling prey to it, but only mild disease is seen in most of the children.
On the matter, Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of LNJP Hospital said that the risk of H3N2 Influenza is high in those who are already suffering from any disease, children or elderly. For this, we have set up a separate 20-bed isolation ward in Loknayak Hospital and have constituted a team of 15 doctors.
Delhi | The risk of H3N2 Influenza is high in people already suffering from any disease, children or the elderly. For this, we’ve made a separate 20-bed isolation ward in Loknayak Hospital & constituted a team of 15 doctors: Suresh Kumar, Medical Director, LNJP Hospital (14.03) pic.twitter.com/btrQlXrYeQ
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what are the symptoms
Be aware that the infection caused by H3N2 virus or influenza A virus is characterized by high fever, shortness of breath, fatigue and dry cough. On the other hand, experts say that the symptoms remain in the body for 3 weeks. People are now troubled by the flu virus spreading across the country.
Children and the elderly are more at risk
Significantly, the highest risk of H3N2 virus is now to children and the elderly because it directly attacks the immune system of the person. In particular, children or the elderly with asthma, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and weakened immune systems are at greater risk from the H3N2 virus. At the same time, pregnant women are also more at risk from this deadly virus. Where there was no risk of influenza in children for 2 years due to corona. But now the risk of H3N2 virus has increased.
This is how it will be saved
At present, doctors and medical experts on the matter have advocated wearing masks to prevent this. At the same time, one should keep washing hands at regular intervals. Along with this, if there are symptoms like pneumonia, the children should be taken to the hospital immediately.